A Summer Edge in Second Life

Summer Edge; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrSummer Edge, June 2019 – click any image for full size

Funky Banana (FunkyBananas) is back with another new Homestead region design, Summer Edge. This is a wonderfully simple design, one that doesn’t need much in the way of description, and is delightfully restful to explore. As Funky himself states, the region offers:

A remote island with no inhabitants, perfect for an escape from everyday life. Beaches, cliffs and fields.

Summer Edge; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrSummer Edge, June 2019

Set with a north-south orientation, the island sits between two beaches, the one to the east including the landing point, the one to the west broader and offering marvellous views out over the ocean that are ideal for romantic sunsets. A single solid structure sits above the island’s low cliffs, brick-built and with its roof broken, it resembles an old lighthouse that at some point was re-purposed, a wooden dome replacing the lantern that might have sit on it.

Cinder paths cross the island’s top, providing easy access to the tower, to the beaches and to the wooden platforms that have been built out from the cliffs. These latter provide places to sit and relax, while others might be found on the sands or along the cliff-tops.

Summer Edge; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrSummer Edge, June 2019

Funky has resisted the possible temptation to scatter sheep or deer on the island – although there are gulls are on the wing. This absence of animals gives the island even more of a natural look and feel. Why would sheep be grazing on an island that’s clearly not inhabited? Similarly, how would animals survive more than a few generations?

Instead, what we’re left with is a small, wild rising of rock, grass and hardy trees that all have a feel about them of north northerly latitudes and a definite untamed feeling. Wandering it, I felt like I was exploring a small island off the coast of Scotland, protected from the mainland by the unpredictable swells of the North Sea.

Summer Edge; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrSummer Edge, June 2019

Funky has a reputation for region designs that captivate (see The sands of Banana Bay in Second Life, A Butterfly Beach in Second Life and A Wild Edge in Second Life), and this is no exception. Summer Edge is a beautifully natural design that is highly photogenic.

For those who do take photos, they are invited to submit them to the Summer Edge Flickr group, and a cormorant close to the landing zone will happily accept donations toward the region costs and Funky’s future work. In the meantime, and a little unusually for me, I’ll end this piece with a couple of back-to-back pictures.

Summer Edge; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrSummer Edge, June 2019

Summer Edge; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrSummer Edge, June 2019

Our thanks to Shawn for the pointer!

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3 thoughts on “A Summer Edge in Second Life

  1. This island is beautiful.
    I have to correct you about the animals though.
    In several countries – at least in Europe – There are sheeps kept on remote islands. In fact, it is cultivated pastures and the islands without inhabitants would be overgrown by bushes, weeds and trees if it wasn’t for the sheeps.

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