Monday, April 9, 2012

Ridin' Around In My Automobiiiiillle....

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all had a safe holiday.

So I went for another sail. This time, I dusted off Joyeux, my J-Class, and I invited a friend along for the sail.

I started out again at Tradewinds Yacht Club, heading toward Corsica again. This time, I took the near passage and avoided the cluster**** heading west. This was generally a more pleasant ride. I ended up going all the way to the beginning of Gaeta. It was long, but fun. Here's the map:

It was not without its hazards, though. I guess I'm just beating an old drum with the banline morons and obstructionists. They will always be there. They are the result of the libertarian paradise that is SL. Because some dummy somewhere griefs other people, people use ridiculous measures with their land and destroy the coherence of the wider world.

Today's featured dick move is the invisible megaprim that stops your boat dead:

I had to turn on the view transparency option to confirm what I thought was happening. Some of these are phantom prims that you can sail through, like the waves that surround many rocks and beaches. But not these. No, these were just sitting there and making life miserable.

But overall, the trip was pleasant and I got to see some cool things. Particularly, this temple on Corsica was breathtaking:

My friend went offline and I decided to finish the sail in Gaeta. Imagine my pleasant surprise to see this:

It's beautiful, but a little dated. It has a huge Christmas Tree, welcoming people and wishing them a Happy New Year. Uh, it's April and Easter has come and gone now. Methinks it's time to log in and redecorate. :)

After passing that snowy wonder, I decided to end the trip. I wasn't going to go the whole way around Gaeta, not tonight. I will try to be on a little more often. Even with the access issues, sailing is still a load of fun.

1 comment:

  1. One person's freedom ends where another's begins.

    Relax, it's just a world of pixels...