Whimberly, a homestead region designed by Staubi (Engelsstaub), is another location Caitlyn and I were introduced to through Shakespeare (SkinnyNilla). He, along with his partner, Max (Maxie Daviau), has a knack of finding beauty spots in Second Life, and Whimberly is certainly that.This is another region leaning towards a Mediterranean theme, split into two islands under clouds lit from above by the sun, filtering its light across the landscape. A villa stands atop the single, low hill on the larger of the two islands, neat lines of grape vines arranged around the slopes leading up to it, standing as if marshalled ready to march smartly down the hill to where a dirt track runs between the hill and the region’s landing point.
WhimberlyThe track curls gently around the foot of the hill before branching, one arms climbs the gentle slope to the villa, the other following the curve of the coastline. Stone steps also lead up to the villa, passing between the lines of grapes. At the top, on the villa’s outer terrace, fruits are laid out for sale on the outer terrace of the villa, and geese roam. A cart with wine casks and an old pick-up truck add to the suggestion that this is a working estate, but the inner courtyard, with its pool, games room, barbecue and outdoor lounge area, carries a sense that this a more of a holiday location than a working vineyard.
Perhaps it is both; to the north, and on the lowlands beneath the villa, sit a cabin and a flat-roofed building. both offer comfortable, if small, accommodation. Might it be that those on vacation sleep within these, whilst availing themselves of the villa and its facilities for the rest of their needs….?