Simploring 2021 (32) Otter Lake

I had a bit of time for a simploring tour on Tuesday, October 19th. I picked Otter Lake from 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
Otter Lake flickr

Simploring 2019 (79) otter lake region

For my simploring tour on Sunday, June 30th, I picked “otter lake region” from SL Destinations.

otter lake region is an adult homestead, created, designed and owned by sharon Hinterland. Sharon’s passion is landscaping and otter lake region could be her masterpiece. It is a perfectly designed piece of Canada. The landmark’s description invites exploring it: “a tranquil place to rest or take pictures all are welcome feel free to explore all areas of the sim including homes

otter lake Region – overview

The landing point is at a pier where you could also fuel your boat, hence it feels as if you arrived there with your boat. Close by is a lighthouse and of course I visited it first. The lighthouse is furnished like all other houses at otter lake region. I recommend to have a look into all houses as each of them has it’s own style and everything inside is selected with great care.

Impressions of otter lake region (1)

Exploring otter lake region is fun. The whole sim looks very natural. There are stairs and trails that you can follow and every corner of the sim is well used and thoughtfully designed. The landing point and the lighthouse are seperated from the rest of the sim by a creek. On the top of the main island is the lake, the otter lake.

Impressions of otter lake region (2)

Along your way you find countless places to rest or to sit and cuddle and to enjoy the nature. One side of otter lake region has a large beach. The views around the lake are beautiful and there’s also a large observation deck, where I sat and enjoyed the view. I think my pictures do tell a lot more than I could describe with words.

Impressions of otter lake region (3)

Impressions of otter lake region (4)

I personally ended my simploring tour at the farm. Again that is a lovely spot and you can even hear the bees humming when you get close to the beehive. From the farm leads a road into the forest and up to the lake and the vegetation along the road made me feel like being in Canada.

Impressions of otter lake region (5)

otter lake region is another example of what is possible in Second Life. It is amazing what Sharon could realize on a homestead with it’s limited ressources. And to my surprise the textures loaded quite quickly so that I could fully immerse myself into this beautiful environment. Thank you very much, Sharon,  for creating otter lake region and for sharing it with the public. I had a great time.

Landmark to otter lake region