For my next adventure I wanted to do something completely different from my last trip. So getting out my map I noticed and huge area of mountains and snow up in the Sansara continent.
This looked like a much more serious undertaking and would need careful planning as disaster could easily overtake me. Studying the map carefully I saw that there was a sl coastguard station at Miller http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Miller/247/173/81 that I could start from and also get some advice from the experts on what to expect. It is also where they train their divers in how to survive underwater.
They were very helpful and advised me on the best way to reach the mountain area and said that they had another station there where I could get further advice on the local conditions.
The best way to reach it I was told was by boat up a river until I reached an impassable Ice patch then head on foot to the station. This was indeed going to need a lot of planning. The river I was told was quite narrow in places so the boat I had used on my last trip would not be suitable.
After some searching I managed to hire a delightful little boat called the Bandit Bambino.
It is available at Dutch Harbor http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dutch%20Harbor/96/115
Unlike my previous trip this will need even more clothes as I will be starting in warm weather clothing but will need to pack lots of warm clothes and skis as I will be doing a lot of walking.
I set off in this pretty outfit from Fiorella https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/WellMade-Fiorella-Outfit-PROMO/15045244 as it was hot and sunny when i set off.
I knew it wouldn’t last though so I packed the boat with as much warm weather clothes as I could fit it as well as all the stores I would need for my trip as I didn’t know when I would be able to resupply.
And so I headed out up river following the map the kind man at the coastguard station had given to me. At first the river was quite wide and easy to navigate.
Then as I got further upstream it narrowed considerably and the first glimpse of the snow started to appear on the hill tops.
Pushing on it became increasingly cooler so changed into my warm weather clothes.
It’s an outfit from a company called TaNs that i had bought for the winter last year and felt very warm against my skin.
The journey was pretty along the river and I managed to get a couple of pictures as I sailed along.
Then after a long day I arrived at the Ice pack I had been told about.
The easy part of my trip was over and it was to become a lot harder from now on, so I rested up here for the night and prepared for the next day.