Neverland – Calas Galadhon Halloween

One of the highlights of a simploring year are Calas Galadhon’s seasonal sims. This years sim for Halloween is called Neverland and can be found in the SL destination guide where you find the following description of it: “With the beginning of its 7th year, Calas Galadhon creators Ty Tenk & Truck Meredith share their 2016 Halloween build Neverland. In the spirit of the season with the creator’s unique mix of beauty and terror, this enchanting build provides many opportunities for haunting exploration and fun for every Peter Pan & Wendy. The magical boat tour with its overview of the build is a must!
Well, exactly Neverland consists of two sims, one homestead and one full sim. You land at “The Pirates Cavern” where the road to neverland begins and the boat tour departs. As you land in the homestead part, the number of visitors is limited to 20 avatars. The goal is to find your way to “The Neverland Pavilion” were live music performances are held during October. I started with the boat tour, which was quite impressive and took about 40 minutes. You not only get an overview over Neverland doing the boat tour, you can already see from above what you shall explore later, like “The Portal”.

October 9th: Starting the Neverland boat tour

October 9th: Starting the Neverland boat tour

Neverland, at least what I saw during the boat tour, was not at all what I expected it to be. I saw lovely colourful flowers, lots of green, lets of water, rocks, lanterns and lights, a flying sailing ship, algae, water falls – just beautiful fantasy but not what you’d expect from an Halloween Installation, no graveyards, no ghosts, no fog ..(I admit I saw several skeletons and crocodiles)

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (1)

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (1)

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (1)

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (2)

As with other boat or sledge or carriage tours I made visiting Calas Galadhon sims, the boat tour is just at the beginning and in the end a real boat tour. Soon the gondola begins to fly and then you see Neverland from above. As you can see from the pictures above, Neverland is just a must see regarding it’s beauty and strong colours, simply wonderful! There’s also some wit scattered inbetween and I’m sure that I didn’t see all of it. I saw Pinocchio standing on a rock and I saw Mickey Mouse floating on the water, funny.

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (3) - floating Mickey Mouse

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (3) – floating Mickey Mouse

I also saw some beings that were a bit scary at least, not as a single being but in a crowd, for sure others know these beings, something between a rat, a mouse and a pig, there were hundreds of them gathering and I could see them from the boat. Are they dangerous?

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (4) - scary beings

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (4) – scary beings

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (5) - "The Portal" seen from the boat tour

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (5) – “The Portal” seen from the boat tour

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (6) - a look from above

October 9th: Impressions of the Neverland boat tour (6) – a look from above

At the end of the boat tour I got the following directions:
Neverland Tour: We hope your enjoyed the tour. Now it’s time to explore on foot. Sign posts and torches will light your way. Look for the Journey Cloths (Pirate Flag) which will take you to unique locations not accessed by walking. Find your way to THE PORTAL in the Ruins to take you to the Neverland Pavilion where this month’s live music performances will be held. Farewell. Be Safe!

So as soon as I find the time for it, I will return to Neverland and continue exploring, then on foot …. to be continued ….

Landmark to Neverland
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ESGAROTH/37/52/21
Neverland in SL Destination guide
http://secondlife.com/destination/neverland
Neverland in Inara Pey’s blog
https://modemworld.me/2016/10/02/visiting-spooky-neverland-in-second-life/

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