I was led to Tuck’s Misty Isle by Hans Inshan, who posted some gorgeous photos she’d taken on the Bitacora Vajera blog. While I can’t hope to match Hans’ photographic skills, I nevertheless wanted to hop over and see the island for myself.
The Tuck in question is Little Tuck, aka Pete Applemoor – a fact which came as something of a surprise to me as Pete, IIRC, visited my Fallingwater inspired build a number of times while it still existed in Second Life. As such, it became a delight to explore his region.
This is a rugged, wooded isle with fortress-like high cliffs guarding the majority of its shoreline, the landscape within split by a deep river gorge that curls its way from a set of high falls through the heart of the island to arrive at the sea. Those reading the region’s description will learn the Misty Isle was once the domain of an ancient civilisation, the ruins of which can be found throughout, and is now the home to fae, pixies, elves, merfolk, nymphs and more.
Evidence that the place is still occupied can be found in the well-worn trails and tracks that lead the visitor inland for the landing point, and up into the hills: torches burn brightly along the edge of the paths, and all the bridges are in good repair. So someone must be around to keep the former lit and the latter safe for others to cross.
There is also a sense that some of the ruins still see use, and the small island floating serenely in the air just off the coast, reached by one of the aforementioned bridges, speaks of a powerful magic still very much at work here. In fact, keep your eyes open as you explore, and you’ll find places where you can experience the power of the magic yourself as you float over the water at the foot of the falls or above the the island’s single wooden village.
Wildlife can be found throughout the island – foxes, bears, deer, pelicans and more, and along with them can be found places to sit or dance or simply enjoy the view. After all, as the description tells us, this is a place for contemplation and for enjoying the company of those close to us.
Tuck’s Misty Isle does exactly what it says on the tin: offers a place to relax in, explore and enjoy, whether on your own or with a friend or two. Rezzing is open if you want to have a prop or two when taking photographs, but do please pick things up behind you. And do consider showing your appreciation for any visit you make through one of the numerous donation points scattered across the island – it all goes towards keeping it open for all to enjoy.
- Tuck’s Misty Isle SLurl (Rated: Moderate)