Update: please share your opinion and support Marianne McCann and our proposals by posting a comment on the Second Life blog!
Yesterday Michael Linden announced on the Second Life blog the creation of 23 Homestead regions to improve navigability around the Nautilus continent, as you can see in the following map:
Interesting enough, all the new regions are named after popular Italian town resorts in Tuscany, Umbria and Piedmont. That certainly caught my attention.
The Linden Lab Department of Public Works (LLDPW) has been quite busy improving mainland lately. Another welcome improvement was the work done in the Sea of Fables. As a community that traces its roots from the sailing community we are happy about this, of course.
I also took advantage of this announcement to bring to the attention of Michael Linden and the LLDPW another needed improvement that has been requested by me and other people from the sailing community on different occasions: the Northern Passage.
The Northern Passage, this is how sailors familiar with the waters in the area north of the Mowry Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) call a very thin strip along the coasts of the Grange, Carnforth, Furness, Alston and Maryport regions. The Northern Passage is quite a challenging trait for the sailors who want to circumnavigate the Maryport – Seascale Point, coming from the MBYC and the Hepurn race line and taking the East River Community – Sea of Fables route, and viceversa. This passage is often blocked by buildings and ban lines and it is almost impossible to pass it with a large boat.
Filling this void would improve the navigability between the northern shores of Sansara and the East River Community – Sea of Fables area. About 10 Homestead regions would be required to fill the void.
After sending a notecard to Michael Linden I found that Marianne McCann made a similar request for the area of Nova Albion and Bay City, as reported here. Amusingly, she calls it the Southern Passage. What an interesting coincidence. My best wishes to Marianne for having her request accepted, perhaps we could team together to have both requests approved. After all, improvements to the navigability of the grid benefit all the Second Life sailors.
Update: this parcel has been sold.
If you are looking for a nice place to live and be part of a nice community, please inquire. There are several parcels for sale in our area.
After 3 years of friendly and peaceful coexistence, our dear neighbors of The Chalet group are moving to a new location. Our relation with The Chalet group has always been a positive one, as we always shared a common interest in keeping our corner on mainland as nice as possible. I have had many long, interesting conversations with Soen Eber and in more than one occasion had the opportunity to experience Branwyn Cassady’s kindness and generosity. The East River Community would like to express its best wishes to the kind people of The Chalet group.As with many changes, opportunities arise as well. Thaddeus Nadeau, a member of our community, has purchased a large part of The Chalet’s land. We are in talks about having his land as part of our federation of groups. We are very excited about this opportunity as this would be the first time the community would expand through the association of a new member. Stay tuned for further news on this. The Chalet group has still some land to sell. The parcel is located in the Macclaine region on Mainland, the Sansara continent. It’s waterfront, 12,976 sqm in size, rated mature. Beside our community, other places of interest are the Mowry Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) and the Sea of Fables. The rivers and the Sea of Fables are fully navigable, making the area a good location for Second Life sailors. You may be able to negotiate a purchase for a smaller part. A beautiful, unique custom-made japanese house is comprised in the price (visible in the pictures at the bottom).
The parcel may be of interest to anyone who wants to have a nice location in Second Life in a well preserved area, while being in contact with a community of people with many interests. An artist or anyone involved in cultural activities who has an interest in preserving and beautify Second Life mainland would be welcome. We are also interested in having more people join our community and we will take into serious consideration any request. If you are looking for a place in Second Life to live and/or work in a nice area and in close contact with friendly and interesting people, come over to have a look at the parcel in Macclaine. For further information please contact Indigo Mertel or the land owner Branwyn Cassady inworld.
The East River Municipal Airport has been open for some time in the eastern reaches of the Community. Located just south of the Brooks Forest, it is close enough to be convenient for travelers arriving and departing the region, yet respectfully far enough from the villages of the ERC that noise is not a concern.
The airport is open to all aviators, with temporary public aircraft parking located at the southeast corner of the field. There are also several aircraft tiedowns for rent at the north side of the airfield; some tiedowns are under weather shelters, and two are openair. Rental information is available at each tiedown, as well as the airport administration building at the base of the control tower. All rental proceeds go directly into the operation and expenses of the ERC.
ERMA is also a travel point of entry and exit, with a terminal building located at the southwest corner of the field offering ticketing and baggage services, a departure lounge, and concessions, as well as bicycles for transportation into the Community. The terminal is at the east end of the lane that runs east from the Muirhead Village. Charter flights are occasionally available via Aeromiao to most destinations within Sansara.
The Second Life Coast Guard also maintains a presence at the East River Municipal Airport, operating as Air Station Muirhead a variety of fixed and rotary-winged aircraft from a hangar at the northwest corner of the field.
For further information, please contact inworld Elisha Paklena, Airport General Manager.
The East River Municipal Airport is at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Munck/10/219/34
Keep in touch with the East River Community in the following ways:
- The Helvellyn Gazette, our mailing list
- The East River Community blog
- The East River Community’s account on Twitter
- The East River Community’s page on Facebook
- The East River Community’s account on Plurk
- The East River Community’s account on Google Buzz
- Indigo Mertel’s account on Twitter
- Indigo Mertel’s account on Facebook
The East River Community Team wishes to welcome our new residentsMelinda Yearsley kali Naire Reeyana Breen
A heartfelt thank you for choosing our community as your Second Life residence. By choosing us not only you become part of the community, you also help us to maintain the place.
Our new residents may contact one of the following community managers for any need:
Indigo Mertel, Elisha Paklena, Jilly Kikuchiyo, DagnyT Gabilondo. We have a panel in the Rental Center to help you find a manager inworld.
For their decoration needs, we wish to inform our new residents that the community has two furniture stores:‘Thuis
Muirhead Village at night:
Muirhead Village is one of the urban locations that are part of the East River Community. It’s a tiny, historical village made by 5 houses (3 are under development). Visit Muirhead Village.
The picture is taken with Kirstens Viewer S20 with shadows enabled and with the new Second Life’s lightning system.