When my girl Linda found our current parcel at Sailors Cove South in January of this year, I did not realize at the time the extent of the community's beauty and uniqueness. I had tasked her with finding a location that would have direct access to the Blake Seas, as I wanted to be able to sail the Linda Lou directly from our home.
|The Linda Lou in front of our home|
However, I also recently found out that the community had a common wilderness park located northwest of our home that was open to all visitors called the Cooper Creek Wilderness Area (located here), and I was interested enough to visit it yesterday.
I will tell you now that I have been in SL long enough that almost nothing surprises me anymore, but my first explorations of the park literally made me start going "omg" several times.
The park setting was decidedly tropical to subtropical, with towering banyan trees taking root along the many small waterways that wound their way throughout the area. But the way I toured the place was what really made it for me.
|Visitors can use wooden paths to access the entire park|
|Kayak rezzer allows for single or dual kayaks|
The first sight I encountered was a series of waterfalls that covered the walls of a somewhat claustrophobic tunnel, which was also laced with vines and other plants that clung precariously to the ceiling and sides of the passageway.
I decided to give the spot the moniker Waterfall Alley, and below are some pics I took of my passage through it from the kayak rezzer point.
Past Waterfall Alley you have the option of turning right immediately after the last waterfall, and after passing through a rather tight narrow passage you'll come upon the aptly named Butterflies House.
|Colorful butterflies flutter inside the Butterfles House|
|Another kayak rezzer lies near the Butterflies House|
|One of the banyans behind Butterflies House|
|Wooden bridges span many of the islets|
Below are some more pics I took of my first trips into Cooper Creek Wilderness Area.
|Swan boat on other side of kayak rezzer|
|Tight passage to the Butterflies House|
|Temperate looking area of the park|
|Remnants of crashed plane beyond the park|