Sunday, September 25, 2016

Safe waters foundation

Safe waters foundation is the number one spot, every merfolk should visit at least once. Here you will find everything you need to get started in the merfolk community. They even offer a cheap mer transformation kit, for men and women.

Every Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 10 am SLT is the mer support gathering. A perfect way for the new merfolk to get to know others.

Other valuable resources you can find here are advertising boards with links to shops, rentals, sims, hangouts, and rps that cater to underwater living. Also calendars that announce underwater events across the grid.

You can also find a mer garden with freebies, self guided tours, a mer mall and a mer sandbox.

I was very impressed with this place.

The kind of sim:
educational, helpful, merfolk

how to dress for this sim:
merfolk, sea creature, diver

What to do
connect with other mer folk, find places to hang out, shop etc

The events going on:
weekly support groups

who will love it:
mer folk and sea creatures

The times you will find people on:
I found people here at all times.


Hope you enjoyed my review and look for me inworld:
Ashlyn Cazalet

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pirate sims of the Blake sea

Many of the sims you encounter in the Sailor Cove West part, of the Blake Sea are residential. The exception is Flotsam, Fanci Deep and the Pirate Sims.

The Pirate sims are the home of great sea battles. You can usually catch them around 10-11 am slt and 4-7 slt. For more information, there is a board with all the upcoming events listed on it.

Blake Navy and Pirate Seaport is primarily a roleplay sim. It is the home of the Blake Battle group. Those visiting are expected to be in character and should be dressed as a pirate or in the clothing of the 17th and 18th centuries. Overall the sim looks like an old shipping fort.

On the docks you will find several boat displays from the store, Ships and bits. You can even change the ship being displayed. On the docks and along the shore are sea worthy shacks and rooms for rent. A great way to live the Blake sea lifestyle, without having to pay island prices.

The fort sits high on a hill behind the docks. In the fort are some shops and a very nice tavern named the Blue Parrot.

There is  a cave entrance, that I believe to be one of the pirates strongholds on the island. But I won't give its details away.

Those wishing to take part in land or sea battles, must get prior permission from the sim owner. Then you will need to take note of the flag flying. A green flag means combat is permitted. If a red flag is flying, it means no combat is allowed.

I didn't find the roleplay to be very active when I was visiting. But it would make for a beautiful setting for a small group wishing to play out some historical or pirate rp. It would also be the perfect background for pirate pictures.

Rib Island
Rib Island is a practice range. The perfect spot for testing out a battle ship before taking it into battle. I often found this sim on fire. So be careful!

The kind of sim:
pirate, sailing, roleplay, combat

How to dress for this sim:
pirate, pirate inspired, 18th-19th century

Storyline, rp, background:
The setting is 18th-19th century, and great for pictures and rp

What to do:
roleplay, watch and be part of ship battles, watch races, be in races

Who will love it:
roleplayers, pirates, combat rpers, people who love boats and sea battles,

Blake Navy and Pirate Seaport-
Rib Island-

Hope you enjoyed my review and look for me inworld:
Ashlyn Cazalet

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Oddly, it was the SL coastguard that led me here. They have a big map of Blake sea there, and on this section is a big pirate symbol. So of course I had to come here as soon as possible.

The sim is like a pirate theme park, I love it! The description says spend a couple hours. I spent two days and that didn't seem like enough.

After I arrived, I carefully hide my umbrella boat. You can't be too careful, especially around pirates. I wasn't sure what to expect. But I found a typical pirate town. There are plenty of stores to gather supplies. (the stores are just for show, nothing to purchase) You can also find a Chinese laundry, an inn, tattoo parlor, bank, courthouse and of course a pub.

One thing that Flotsam offers is underwater tours. I jumped at the chance. The tour was over all very nice. But some how we ran a ground. Thankfully no one was hurt. I ended up in some place called Taurus Passage. The only one on this island was an old man, who told me all about the mermaids, that live near by. I am not sure as I believe him. But I will be checking that out soon.

Another amazing attraction is called Cap'n Nemo's underwater attraction. This is like a maze of underwater rooms. These rooms are a steampunk scientist's dream.

There is even a underwater treasure hunt. So be sure to have a diving suit ready. It took awhile to get to the first ship wreck, so be patient and don't give up.

Overall these sims are loads of fun. It's a great place to come with a group to have a day of fun. Or just by yourself.

The kind of sim:
pirate, sailing,  diving, merfolking, amusement park,

How to dress for this sim:
Like a pirate! I saw people dressing in modern wear and did not see any rules about dress code.

Storyline, rp, background:
I don't know of any on going rp's or storylines going on here. But it is a great setting for a small pirate story/pictures. Also amusement park story/pictures would work too.

What to do:
explore the nautilus, take an underwater tour in a luxurious submarine, explore Cap'n Nemo's underwater adventure, do an underwater treasure hunt,

Who will love it:
Pirates, mermaids, sailors, divers, explorers and people who just like to have fun


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hollywood and SL coastguard

I set out for the SL museum of sailing. But managed to end up at the SL coastguard. Which wouldn't' have been bad. But I was dressed as a pirate at the time. Luckily no one saw me, and I was able to change before someone did. While I was there I decided to research the SL coastguard. I was surprised to find, that they provide more of a service than I had thought.

They aren't affiliated with any real life government or real world company. They do however actually teach real life boat safety. They also assist SL land owners on water sims, with various water and boating issues.

It's not just sailing that is a big sport here, in SL and the Blake sea. Another big thing here is flying. Behind the coastguard building is the Hollywood Airport. There you can buy aircrafts, rezz and fly. There are two long runways to aide you in taking off, and gives you a whole new SL experience.

This sim is way bigger than I thought. But I finally made it to the museum. It's funny I knew people sailed in SL but never knew it was this big. They have daily races, yacht clubs and more. At the museum you pick up freebies, learn about the history of sl sailing, and learn about sl racing. For those wanting to get into sl sailing, this is the place to start.

The sim offers rental spots for your boat or yacht. (Please remember, the boats there are private property and are not to be explored or used) For those who really love the sailing lifestyle, they offer home rentals, in this area too.

Of course it wouldn't be Hollywood without the walk of fame or the famous Hollywood sign. I couldn't resist. I had to sit on the sign.

While I was at the SL coastguard I saw a map of the Blake sea. There was on part, near here, that had a big pirate symbol on it. So that clearly is going to be my next stop!

The kind of sim is it:
sailing, aviation, educational, rentals, shopping

modern day with a nautical feel, but not too tropical

How to dress for this sim:
nice casual, aviator look, nautical, beachwear is ok, but you might want to keep that on the docks and boats. 

Storyline and background:
This sim has been around for a very long time. In many ways is the history of Sl sailing. This isn't an rp sim, but it works as a great setting for storylines or pictures for nautical, and aviation stories. Also it has the Hollywood airport, you could use it as a setting for any airport story settings.

What to do:
fly planes, sail, hangout with friends, walk the walk of fame, and even sit on the Hollywood sign

Who should visit:
anyone who loves flying and sailing, actually I think everyone should visit once


Ashlyn Cazalet :)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Talk like a Pirate-The Blake Sea

In honor of talk like a pirate day, I will be starting a sea voyage.

I have purchased an adorable umbrella boat. I will be exploring and reviewing the Blake sea and the areas nearby. The Blake sea is a large group of sims, that you can easily sail to.

I started at a little island. As I looked out could see various islands and ports. So here I go

To find this little island, click here