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3 hours ago, Evangeline Arcadia said:

I think this is lovely:) Bare?..not at all, you'd think my place was empty by comparison lol.

Thank you. ^^

And daw, I'm sure yours is not empty! ♡

I did go back and move a vase from one corner of the room to another in that room, and it helped a little. I think maybe it's just all the white furniture on practically white walls with lots of white decor in the case of this room. =P 

I'm still trying to find more pops of color to add to it. X3

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Some pics of my 1st Houseboat I got about a week ago.

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I also got the cutest little baby unicorn, who wanders around my boat.

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South of Fourze, a steep road leads to a bridge across the great river and into the highlands of Wilderness Point. The road has been paved for some time now, although land on the west side of the river is still being developed. Once you cross the bridge, you're on a dirt track. It's hilly and there are some sharp turns, but easy to navigate, especially if you are on a motorcycle or, in my case, a sedate scooter.

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The sky was blue and clear today, so I had decided to explore.  My plan was to follow roads east, paralleling the coast until I reached Backhill, and then come back in a loop through the lake district.

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The hills are beautiful at this time of the year.  As I traveled along, I was in mild to thick forest, hearing birds and small animals in the bushes.

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It's quite easy to scramble up the coastal ridge to get a view of the harbor at Plafil Waters from anywhere along the road through Wilderness Point and Carden. Here's a particularly lovely spot, looking across at the Plafil lighthouse.

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I'm always on the lookout for swimming holes, as you know.  There are some lovely ones here along the river or in little hollows. They are more public than I prefer, but if you and a friend are looking for a spot to relax and share a picnic lunch, you'll have plenty of choices.  Bring the dog along too, as long as you can keep him from running off after a squirrel. 

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I turned south in Backhill, as planned, and crossed the river into Placid. There are several bridges here, in fact, so it's quite easy to find a way inland. 

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Thanks to some rather large rock outcrops, the roads in Placid and west into Arvee twist around a lot.  If you had a large vehicle, they could be challenging, but they are no match for something the size of my scooter or even a jeep or a small pickup.  This would be a beautiful place to own a camping trailer on a small parcel, wouldn't it? 

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Look at how clear the water is here. If you had a canoe or a kayak or, I suppose if you were a mermaid, you could have quite an adventure following small streams through this part of Bellisseria.  I may find an afternoon to try it myself.

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The railroad's northern line runs through these hills, serving all the woodlands north of Campwich Forest.  I had crossed under a railroad bridge across a stream to the east, so had been south of the line and running parallel to it through Arvee.   The road through The Beaten Path meets the tracks at the main depot there and turns north into Wilderness Point. My scooter whirred along softly, hardly kicking up any dust.

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So there I was, back at the start of my trip for the day. It was starting to get a little cloudy and the sun was going down. I was just as glad to be nearing the end. I hadn't chosen an outfit for hiking in the backwoods, and the fall air is a little chilly toward the end of the day. The birds and butterflies don't care, though.  They were out in full force, greeting me as I made the final turn up the hill, across the great river, and toward home.

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I have been extremely lucky that after searching for a loooong time I finally found my ideal home, a real beachhouse with nothing between me and the coast and not even houseboats to block my view. I did not finish the inside yet but concentrated on the outside. So this thread seems the adequate one. The plot is beautiful from both sides and it is the first time I did not need a balcony to have a great view but I live INSIDE the view so I could give the Alderley a try:

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I will openly confess that I copied a lot from @Marianne Little the big tree and the boat are the highlights of my landscaping. They are both a bit costly but WELL worth their price! The "Twisted Tree" comes with a sort of little weeded hill at the bottom and can be changed to four seasons. As Marianne described you have to change the texture of that hill to match the sand  to "... the 'Beach sand' texture we all have in our library" and as she explained further "Editing skill is needed, rotating the sand direction to match the default ground is important, also the scale."

To make it easier for you (since you have to change that texture every time you change the season) it is: edit - select face - click the base - texture - select the Beach Sand from the Library - horizontal 3.0 - vertical 1.2 ...

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AFTER taking this picture I added rotation degree 10 ... makes it match better. The wrecked boat "Driftwood beach den" comes not only with tons of just awsome animations but also with a hud with which you can adapt the sandcolour (similar as it was long time ago with shoes and feet combinazions) ... you should use that and neglect the fact that the riffles are a lot smaller than those of the ground because if you CHANGE the texture like with the tree you would loose some plants and shadows that are on it. At least that's what I did! ;)

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Needless to say that a "Waves and gulls ambiente sound" and some flying gulls are a must have on such a parcel! (but first turn your land page to "restrict sound to parcel")

 

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14 hours ago, Leora Jacobus said:

I have been extremely lucky that after searching for a loooong time I finally found my ideal home, a real beachhouse with nothing between me and the coast and not even houseboats to block my view. I did not finish the inside yet but concentrated on the outside. So this thread seems the adequate one. The plot is beautiful from both sides and it is the first time I did not need a balcony to have a great view but I live INSIDE the view so I could give the Alderley a try:


AximBeach01_022 by Leora Jacobus, auf Flickr


AximBeach01_015 by Leora Jacobus, auf Flickr


AximBeach01_026 by Leora Jacobus, auf Flickr


AximBeach01_014 by Leora Jacobus, auf Flickr

I will openly confess that I copied a lot from @Marianne Little the big tree and the boat are the highlights of my landscaping. They are both a bit costly but WELL worth their price! The "Twisted Tree" comes with a sort of little weeded hill at the bottom and can be changed to four seasons. As Marianne described you have to change the texture of that hill to match the sand  to "... the 'Beach sand' texture we all have in our library" and as she explained further "Editing skill is needed, rotating the sand direction to match the default ground is important, also the scale."

To make it easier for you (since you have to change that texture every time you change the season) it is: edit - select face - click the base - texture - select the Beach Sand from the Library - horizontal 3.0 - vertical 1.2 ...

 

AFTER taking this picture I added rotation degree 10 ... makes it match better. The wrecked boat "Driftwood beach den" comes not only with tons of just awsome animations but also with a hud with which you can adapt the sandcolour (similar as it was long time ago with shoes and feet combinazions) ... you should use that and neglect the fact that the riffles are a lot smaller than those of the ground because if you CHANGE the texture like with the tree you would loose some plants and shadows that are on it. At least that's what I did! ;)

 

Needless to say that a "Waves and gulls ambiente sound" and some flying gulls are a must have on such a parcel! (but first turn your land page to "restrict sound to parcel")

 

That is A VIEW!!!! Congrats, so happy for you!!!! Love that boat and branch set, it looks amazing. I'm sure you'll enjoy that place, you deserve after all the effort you've put into this search. Have an amazing Friday

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My horse is very particular. He has rather strong opinions about where he likes to go and -- most of all -- what's interesting along the way. I've mentioned before, for example, that he does not like trains. It took me several minutes to convince him to cross the tracks here in Sheldon yesterday.

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I had planned a nice outing in the lakes to the south of there.  The weather was clear and I was eager to see what the lakes and eastern hills of southern Bellisseria were like. The horse, though, had other ideas.

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When I finally got him across the tracks, we had gone no more than 100m down the road before he spotted an apple tree. It was on private property, but did that matter to the horse? Nooo ...  

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We crossed a stream in northern Wheeler -- a very pretty spot -- but he sneezed in the flowering shrubbery and snorted at the butterflies instead of looking at the scenery.

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Farther on, we reached a cheerful little waterfall.  I love waterfalls, and I know that he has liked visiting them in other places around Bellisseria. This time, he wouldn't even look.  

He gets like this sometimes. Moody.  Easily distracted.  The whole afternoon was like that. I talked to him all the time, enthusing at each turn in the road, pointing out gardens and leftover Halloween decorations. He just plodded along.

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There are camping trailers on two good-sized islands on the long lake in Striker. Talk about lovely places to own land! I thought for sure that my horse would enjoy exploring but, again, he didn't seem to care. 

By this point, I was starting to get annoyed. I travel alone on my treks across Bellisseria, but I like having the company of a good horse.  I talk, he whinnies, we joke about birds or splash after frogs in shallow water, and it makes the trip fun.  A surly or indifferent horse is worse than having no companion at all.

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I was finally fed up. If he wasn't going to be interested in exploring, I decided to tether him in a quiet spot and explore on my own for a little while. 

The hills at the south end of Striker are not as high as the ones I climbed in northern Bellisseria recently, but they are quite pretty. Despite being fairly rocky, they're wooded most of the way up and easy to climb. This one was low enough that I could still keep an eye on the horse from the top. 

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I just needed a place to think. Horses are hard to figure out. Here we were in beautiful, quiet woodlands, some of the prettiest in Bellisseria, and he was not interested in the slightest. Maybe he was miffed because I made my last outing on a scooter instead of taking him along? Maybe I hadn't let him see enough of the Halloween decorations this year? Maybe I interrupted whatever he expected to do today? I don't know.  I really don't.

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I reached the top, took in the view, and hiked back down. As days go, this one was a wash.  I saw what I had hoped to find -- I really do recommend taking a fall afternoon to wander in the hills and lakes around Wheeler and Striker -- but traveling with a moody horse dulled my own spirits.  I hope he perks up before our next adventure.

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Things change very quickly in Bellisseria. Back on October 29, you may recall, I swam in the inland lakes of Pickle Island from Deer Pass down to Sario. I noted then that the moles were still building to the south, where there were other lakes to explore.  At the time, I couldn't see any way to reach them.  We mermaids have trouble flopping across bare ground.  I knew that those clever moles would leave a water passage somewhere, though.  As soon as they opened the new regions, I went looking for it.

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And here it is! Not far from the mermaid hangout in Port Laury., there's a small waterfall at the end of a channel between the houseboat docks. I am getting better all the time at leaping up those things. If you take a good run at them and watch for the sharp places, you can usually reach the top in one burst.

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This one is challenging because the water above the falls is very shallow, and here's a second small cascade about 100m farther along. That's where I found the sharp rocks. The exercise is worth the effort, though, because that narrow route leads directly into the lakes.

The southeastern lakes are shallow and narrow at first, but widen from Port Laury southward into Permaglow, which is a very strange region indeed.

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For one thing, water apparently flows into Permaglow from an underground system to the northwest. There may have been a stream from the lake in Sario, where I visited weeks ago, but it has been channeled into storm drains and something has happened to it. Where it dumps into the lakes at Permaglow, it's green! And that's not the end of strangeness ....

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 I have known many fish over the years, so I can tell you from experience: the ones here are not right.  They have a strange double tail and an extra eye, which strikes me as more than merely odd.  It's creepy.  I know that LDPW certifies these waters as safe, but all the same, I decided not to hang around.

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The channel southward is fairly shallow in spots, but quite passable.  I was swimming against a mild current here.  It's flowing between rocks and under two bridges, draining the southernmost lake, in Gentle Grove.

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Gentle Grove is well-named. The waters are calm and clear, the landscaping is clean and formal, and the homes are still new and freshly painted. On the western side of the lake is a large dock, where residents have already set out deck chairs.  I looked but saw none of those strange fish here.

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At the southern end of the lake, I discovered a small island, connected to the shore by a rather crude footbridge. It's a peaceful spot, with many flowers and flowering shrubs, a fire pit, and even a string of festive lights.  If I were looking for a quiet place for an evening out  -- and if I weren't a mermaid -- this would be a romantic spot to bring someone special.

So, now I am satisfied. It is indeed possible to reach the southeastern lakes of Pickle Island, if you are up to some athletic swimming at the start. There are some peculiar features here that call for careful scientific investigation, but on the whole, this is another pretty part of Bellisseria. (Aren't they all?)

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Still loving my home and thanks to the moles for the beautiful landscaping in Bellisseria  ❤️

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I was really lucky this week and found a beautiful, beautiful abandon that seemed to wait patiently for me to fumble around and click all the things.  I think the morning crew must have been distracted by other stuff, or else this one was simply "meant to be."  I found my forever home in Bellisseria!  I just want to stare outside at the canal or the beach cantina. (I get both! Thank you, Moles who worked on Donovan!)

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8 minutes ago, Clarrellae said:

I was really lucky this week and found a beautiful, beautiful abandon that seemed to wait patiently for me to fumble around and click all the things.  I think the morning crew must have been distracted by other stuff, or else this one was simply "meant to be."  I found my forever home in Bellisseria!  I just want to stare outside at the canal or the beach cantina. (I get both! Thank you, Moles who worked on Donovan!)

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Congratulations! Looks beautiful 

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6 hours ago, Clarrellae said:

I was really lucky this week and found a beautiful, beautiful abandon that seemed to wait patiently for me to fumble around and click all the things.  I think the morning crew must have been distracted by other stuff, or else this one was simply "meant to be."  I found my forever home in Bellisseria!  I just want to stare outside at the canal or the beach cantina. (I get both! Thank you, Moles who worked on Donovan!)

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Congrats on the catch! That's my old house (as of 2 houses ago). Great location and ideal for @Nika Talaj's personal rez zone script (found here) to move your own boat outside in the channel as I used to and go sailing along the Panamole Canal as well as surrounding areas - even to Campwich Forest and Lodge. Enjoy your forever home and congrats again! 👍😁❤️

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9 hours ago, Clarrellae said:

I was really lucky this week and found a beautiful, beautiful abandon that seemed to wait patiently for me to fumble around and click all the things.  I think the morning crew must have been distracted by other stuff, or else this one was simply "meant to be."  I found my forever home in Bellisseria!  I just want to stare outside at the canal or the beach cantina. (I get both! Thank you, Moles who worked on Donovan!)

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Very nice curtains, I like the folds so much, and that they don't puddle on the floor like all the "drapes". Where are the curtains and the table from?

And so good landscaping! Very lucky that you got that long, pretty fence, and how lovely with the tree and flowers in between it and the hedge. I do not like LH fence "stubs" so much. I find them hard to combine with other fences. And the LH fence is so high Li.

 

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3 hours ago, Marianne Little said:

Very nice curtains, I like the folds so much, and that they don't puddle on the floor like all the "drapes". Where are the curtains and the table from?

And so good landscaping! Very lucky that you got that long, pretty fence, and how lovely with the tree and flowers in between it and the hedge. I do not like LH fence "stubs" so much. I find them hard to combine with other fences. And the LH fence is so high Li.

 

Here you go:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/what-next-Maison-Drapes-mesh/6234744

What Next Maison Drapes, come in 2 sizes. Very handy!

 

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Soy-Solid-Wood-Center-Table-addme/7929136

Soy table, extremely versatile. 

 

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5 hours ago, RaeLeeH said:

Congrats on the catch! That's my old house (as of 2 houses ago). Great location and ideal for @Nika Talaj's personal rez zone script (found here) to move your own boat outside in the channel as I used to and go sailing along the Panamole Canal as well as surrounding areas - even to Campwich Forest and Lodge. Enjoy your forever home and congrats again! 👍😁❤️

You left the house in great condition, all cleaned and swept and fresh-smelling ❤️  I simply couldn't be happier with this jewel on the canal.

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