Simploring 2020 (1) Northern Shore – Skärgården

For my Christmas simploring tour I picked Northern Shore from scoop.it SL Destinations. Northern Shore is a moderate full region, created and owned by Elvira Kytori. It is inspired by the place where Elvira is living in RL, the Swedish archipelago coast also known as Skärgården. Look up pictures of these little islands, these skerris in Sweden and compare it with Northern Shore in Second Life – these picturesque, neat and peaceful places do exist! It’s not just a fantasy.

Elvira Kytori is the creator of the “Trace-sims”, places I explored in 2016/2017 (read here about Summer Trace, Fall Trace, Winter Trace and Holiday Trace). Northern Shore fits into this series of places. It is just amazingly beautiful.

Impressions of Northern Shore – Skärgården (1): Around the landing point

It is great fun to wander around, to explore all the little detail of this idyll. I spent almost half an hour at the landing point as there’s so much to see. Elvira made most of the boards and signs in Swedish to capture the atmosphere and make it feel like her home. Look at the Skärgårdshandlarn. Shandlarn is Swedish for shop and you should go inside. I also recommend to have a look at the little café right opposed to the landing point. It is quite cosy inside.

Impressions of Northern Shore – Skärgården (2)

Most of the many houses at Northern Shore are decorated for the holiday season and most are furnished. It is worth to have a look inside. You can’t go inside some of the houses though. You need to ask Elvira for a group tag to do that. But it might also be that these houses are rented out, as Elvira told me after I published this post. Hence if you look for a vacation home at Skärgården  – ask her.

There are some boats at Northern Shore, they lay at piers and you can’t use them to get from one island to the other. And the other smaller boats are on the island, stored away for the Winter. But in Second Life you can fly (flying is allowed) or you can walk (like I did) or you consider the sea being frozen and can skate. Whatever you do, exploring is fun.

Impressions of Northern Shore – Skärgården (3)

Some houses look very comfortable and cosy admist the snow, a paradise for those who love to take pictures in Second Life. Also some outdoor spots invite to sit and watch. I made some pictures using the provided windlight setting. It makes Northern Shore cold and you almost begin to freeze just by the visual impression. It is snowing and you can’t look far. For other pictures I used a brighter windlight setting – Annan Adored Realisitic ambient.

Impressions of Northern Shore – Skärgården (4)

I enjoyed my visit to Nothern Shore a lot and took many pictures. Thank you Elvira for creating this peaceful sim and for sharing it publicly.

Landmark to Northern Shore
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Northern%20Shore/138/79/22

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