Friday, January 10, 2014

Hydrobike II

It's been a while since I rode a hydrobike. Several years actually. However, this morning I came across another variant of this class of seagoing vessels, hehe. Palms, sand, sun, sea and waterbike. Just the right cocktail when it is pouring down.
Let's ride!
It's not like I am on a quest for hydrobikes. It's just that this new year continues to be so wet and grey I simply had to go sunseeking... Anyway, I guess it is safe to assume there are tens or maybe hundreds of different hydrobikes available in SL.
Hmm... where to go?
This hydrobike is much more like the classic model I know from the Italian lakes. Two seats, two sets of pedals and a "roof" providing shade from the burning sunrays. The cupholder is non present, which is kinda weird. I thought there was like a universal law saying "Always bring beer on hydrobikes".
Open sea
Crossing the strait seen above would deffo call for a cold beer or two. It's hard work treading these things. Racing is even more fun. For a few minutes or so, hehe. Oh wait.. It's a virtual hydrobike. I can just press the key up to "drive" like a mad... Maybe there's a future for virtual hydrobike racing??
Let's get back on shore
My first hydrobike-post was about a one-seater. I have no idea why, but my stats reveal the post was (still is) very popular in Italy. Go figure... However, let's not get carried away. This is a blog about sailing. I haven't had much time for virtual sailing lately, but I know there are interesting projects underway... J, Fizz, 25, 28. Maybe even kitesailing...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


I trust you all got into the new year just the right way? Me too, but the weather in 2014 is way too grey and wet. I simply had to go looking for some sunshine. Naturally, I found it on the net.
Sunshine and blue water
I gazed at it for a few seconds and peace came to mind. Then a thought popped up in my head: Hey! I kinda know that place. Not that I had been there for real, but after a few minutes of teleporting, I found the virtual lookalike. It's the dreamscape edition of Coconut Island.
Virtual sunshine and blue water
Not bad, huh! There's the distant roar of waves breaking onto a reef. There are dolphins playing in the currents. There's birds singing, people in bikinis having cold drinks, but best of all: You can sail around the island. What a dream. Too bad my computer wanted me to quit dreaming because of some idiotic update. RL kicks in at the most inconvenient times, hehe.