Simploring 2018 (99) Achill Island

I picked Achill Island from SL Destinations for my simploring tour on Saturday, November 10th. Achill Island is owned by Ziggy Duster (zigmal) and Grace Sixpence. It’s their private homeplace. The design and landscape was done by Minnie Atlass.

Achill Island – overview

Achill Island in Second Life might be inspired by the island in the physical world which is the largest of the Irish isles, and is situated off the west coast of Ireland (read more in Wikipedia). For sure the landscape reminds of Ireland with it’s steep cliffs, the partly green rocks, the low vegetation, the many birds and the loneliness. Achill Island is open for visitors but the two houses on the island are private. Upon landing you get a notecard with the above information and you can join the island’s group for a small fee to get rezz rights if you need them for your pictures.

Impressions of Achill Island (1)

Impressions of Achill Island (2)

Achill Island is a place for taking pictures or to retreat and dream, to mediate, to inhale the nature, to enjoy the beauty of the environment. There’s not much else to see. Besides the two private houses, there’s a lighthouse, a bar on another very small island and a gazebo.

Impressions of Achill Island (3)

The beach offeres some places to sit and cuddle and there’re several other spots that you can use for this purpose. I was fascinated by the many lovely views, that Achill island is offering. I’ve been in Ireland in the physcial world and can confirm that Achill Island does provide the feeling of a visit into Ireland’s nature. The vegetation, the rocks, the few scattered trees and the structure of the shore do fit perfectly. I could literally smell the fresh Irish air. Achill Island is rural but develops a very particular charme.

Impressions of Achill Island (4)

I looked up pictures of Achill Island in the physical world and I saw some that looked like being taken in Second Life. The stone hut at the beach, that I named “birds beach”, does exist there in reality and it seems to be a point of interest for tourists. Hence it was Ziggy’s and Grace’s intention to bring at least this part into Second Life.

Impressions of Achill Island (5) – the stone hut in the upper right picture does exist in reality at Achill Island

Thank you Ziggy and Grace for providing your home to the public. I enjoyed my visit a lot!

Landmark to Achill Island

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gracesixpence
    Nov 18, 2018 @ 19:32:13

    Thank you so much for this post, and glad you enjoyed your visit.


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  3. soul2soulsl
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 16:24:32

    Lovely, interesting and informative blog post, pleased you found the environment immersive and you were transported to the real Achill Island. I’ve never visited Achill off Ireland, and the design and landscape i created was purely from maps and photos, including the dis-used stone cottage located on Keem beach. The compliments from residents of the real Achill has been so humbling and such a thrill! Yours Minnie Atlass


    • diomitamaurer
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 20:07:40

      I’ve been told by Annie Oh (anniebrightstar) that the credit for designing and creating Achill Island belongs to you, Minnie. I’m even more happy that you liked the blog post as much as I liked visiting the island. I bet that the compliments from real life residents were really thrilling. You did a great work. Thank you very much for your comment!


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