I must go down to the sea again …

For the almost a year now, I’ve been living entirely in my Linden Home – and enjoying it. As regulars know, I shopped around for the house I wanted in terms of theme (Tahoe) and layout, and while you can’t pick your location, you can at least move regularly in order to find a nice spot. I was fortunate: I lucked out and gained the house style I wanted and in an area I liked, with a river nearby, first time.  It’s been more than enough for me, and I didn’t think I’d move back to a private estate – not so long as I had a Premium account, at least.

New home...
New home…

Then I discovered the joys of sailing, boating and flying, and in doing so gradually fell in love with the regions in and around Blake Sea – the Honah Lee islands, Second Norway, the Nautilus coast and canals, and so on.  So much so, that I’ve ducked and dived from time to time looking at land in the greater Blake Sea area and trying to determine if I really wanted to make a move.

Well, long story short, I have.

The house set in its new locale, looking across the rock "patio" to the house proper, with the lounge visible. "Lady of Calas" sits at the dock.
The house set in its new locale, looking across the rock “patio” to the house proper, with the lounge visible. “Lady of Calas” sits at the dock.

Thanks to Nber Medici, I’ve acquired a nice parcel of land which is ideally suited to my needs. Located in the north-east corner of a themed island, it gives me complete access to the waterways around it, and also to Blake Sea, together with more than enough room to put up a house, have a dock and moor my E-Tech Sparrow Lady of Calas.  I’ve only just moved in, and am still working on bits (hence why no major blog articles so far today!), but I think things are coming together nicely.

The "Lady of Calas" from the lounge
The “Lady of Calas” from the lounge

House-wise, I’ve opted to use the rock-top house which I talked about back in January 2012, and which was featured as a setting for advertising some of Ample Clarity’s PrimPossible range of furnishings. I chose the house as it fits the broad theme of the estate, it’s a build I like (if I say so myself), and the textures I used in it are perfect for materials (and once again, a huge hug to Max Graf for putting me right on specular maps :)). I’ve only just started fiddling with adding materials, so it is liable to be a while before the place looks respectable in that regard.

And the house from "Lady of Calas"
And the house from “Lady of Calas”

The great thing about the location, besides being a corner plot, on a themed estate, with access to Blake Sea … OK, one of the great things 🙂 … is that I’m only a hop and skip from Hollywood Airport, so it’s fine and dandy for me flying-wise as well.  I’d actually like to have the (non-flying) display model of my Spitfire out on the land – but the covenant requests aircraft aren’t permanently rezzed; so I’ll be foregoing that. Not that I’m complaining; as much as I enjoyed my Linden Home, I’m already appreciating having a garden and space outdoors to wander around in again, so have planted some trees to give the place extra character and which compensate for the lack of flying machine display :).

I'm quite fond of this open-plan design, and it seems to fit the theme of the estate
I’m quite fond of this open-plan design, and it seems to fit the theme of the estate

Hmm…. I wonder if I fiddle around a bit more, whether I could create a little space to moor my sailboat as well :).

I think I’m going to have a lot of fun here :).

...and of course, whither I go, so goes my piano ...
…and of course, whither I go, so goes my piano …
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