Saturday, October 26, 2013

Journey to Seychelles Isles

I am a reader of many SL sailing blogs, and it was with some eagerness that I devoured a report that a new region for exploration in the Blake Seas had opened up across from the coast of Northeast Nautilus.

This new region was once called Irish Estates but had been recently renamed Seychelles Isles, which is probably more appropriate given that the preponderance of islands I saw in the area were gaudily draped in tropical plants and white sandy beaches.

From Spy Glass to Dizadare, then northwards
And so it was with some excitement that I rezzed the Wallaby in Spy Glass and started sailing north, swinging past several smaller islands as I enjoyed the warm sea breeze and the gentle swells that gave way to my passage.

Dizadare and the Ramshackle Shack
One of the more interesting little islands that I passed was Dizadare, which rose like a towering sentinel above the turquoise waters, a ramshackle shack sprouting from its top and glowering down at me as I hurried past.

Trip route within the Seychelles (in yellow)
The Seychelles Isles themselves sat like a three-pronged key that plugged into the wider mainland seas via three gateways (see red arrows in image above).

Anse Etoile Isle
I resolved to enter the region via the middle gateway after peering into the distance and seeing the towering peaks of Anse Etoile Isle.

Anse Etoile Isle
As I turned into the gateway I gazed in wonder at the cascades of waterfalls that greeted me on the other side of the mountainous chains....

Port Victoria Isle
...and farther in gaped at the large sprawling estates that blanketed the scattered islands making up the region.

Au Cap Isle
Many of the homes stood in isolated splendor, protected by stony cliffs that hid their owners from prying eyes, but many others existed side by side along the banks of the many beautiful waterways that carved their way into the larger land masses, providing calm twisting paths for intrepid sailors.

Mont Fleuri Isle
Just as the forbidding cliffs of Anse Etoile Isle guard the middle passageway into the Seychelles Isles, the southern gateway boasts an imposing monolithic structure that could only be described as a mansion on steroids, which I passed as I once again entered the Nautilus seas (see trip route in yellow above).

Baie SainteAnne Isle
I headed north and entered The Seychelles again via its northern gates at Baie SainteAnne Isle, marveling at the large estates around me as I carefully traversed the winding blue "road".

Beau Vallon Isle
The tranquil beauty and magnificent estates made for quite an enjoyable trip, but after a couple of hours wandering around the sims I regrettably had to make my way back to the main seas, though I made a vow to return soon and complete my journey into the deepest heart of the Seychelle Isles.

Bel Air Isle

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