Simploring 2021 (32) Otter Lake

I had a bit of time for a simploring tour on Tuesday, October 19th. I picked Otter Lake from scoop.it SL Destinations, as the picture with the entry looked promising and I wanted to visit an Autumn sim. It was the last time that I could select a destination from Annie Brightstar (anniebrightstar)’s SL Destinations, as Annie announced that she finishes her great work. Thank you for your great service over all these years, Annie!

Back to Otter Lake: “You just otta see Otter Lake nestled in between the mountains. Rezz a boat by the boat house, go fishing in the lake, drop by Otty’s cafe where you can sit relax and have a coffee.” (taken from the landmark description).

The landing point is on a pier next to a water airplane. I zoomed out first to get an overview. Otter Lake is a village or small twon somewhere in Canda. It is embedded into a mountain sim surround and it is located on the shore of a see. A road leads through the village and over a bridge to the other side of the lake. The road vanishes into tunnels at both ends. And as it is Autumn the trees glow in all colours – a scenery that I really love.

Otter Lake is a homestead, rated general, owned and disigned by sharon Hinterland: “My passions are shopping, listening to music, photography and modelling. I also really like to create landscaping and decorating

Actually I had visited the “otter lake region” back in 2019 and I was excited and impressed about it (read here). Did I pick it as the name sounded familiar? It makes no difference as Otter Lake is very different from otter lake region that I visited in 2019. But again it is a masterpiece in design and fun to explore.

Impressions of Otter Lake (1) – At and around the landing point

I began my simploring at the landing point. There’s a habourmaster building which is fully furnished, a tank to fuel the water airplane, a boathouse and a diner. The scene is livened up with a few static figures. The landing spot is quite picturesque and I stayed there for a while taking pictures with several environment settings. It did remind me a lot of my visits to the North-East of the US.

Impressions of Otter Lake (2) – At and around the landing point

I left the landing point and walked along the road. On the other side of the road is a residental house. The door was closed, hence I didn’t look into it, but I could see that it is furnished. Next to it is a police station, a chapel and a garage & gas station. It all looks perfect, a quiet small town along a road in a beautiful fall setting.

Impressions of Otter Lake (3) – Residentail house / police station / chapel / garage & gas station

I walked further along the road and came to a sawmill, obviously the main employer in this town and to a bar with a sportscar parked in front of it. The bar is worth a visit as it is furnished and decorated with love for the detail.

Impressions of Otter Lake (4) – sawmill and bar

The road ended in a tunnel and I walked back and over the bridge to the other side of the lake. Right behind of the bridge is Otty’s café. I took a short break there while overlooking the lake. There’s not much more to see … just another residential house on an island in the lake. The island is connected with a small bridge – and the residential house is fully furnished. Have a look inside.

Impressions of Otter Lake (5) – Otty’s café and the other shore of the lake

What impressed me most was that I felt like visiting the North East of America. I had many of these views in real life and the beauty of the landscape in Autumn is really hard to describe. If you have fairly good weather, it is just a dream – a dream we can live in Second Life. I really enjoyed my visit to Otter Lake!

Thank you sharon Hinterland for creating Otter Lake and for sharing it with the public.

Landmark to Otter Lake
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lanzarote%20Cove/61/98/21
Otter Lake flickr
https://www.flickr.com/groups/14660289@N24/

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