It was time for me to ride into town again. Since my last trip (not to mention the one before that) many things had changed in St Helens, none so much as the residents. As Frank and I slowly trotted through the morning splendour of Steelhead’s beautiful wilderness, I recorded these changes for posterity. Here, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a pictorial record of my third tour of Stelhead’s St Helens, starting with my own, hand-built humble abode in the shadow of the mighty mountain itself…
I followed the river east to where, on the former site of Autopilotpatty Poppy’s tree-stump house, Thadicus Caligari has set up camp. Frank has a knack of finding other horses, y’know…
Journeying around the back of Mr Caligari’s property, it seems Mr Vain Adder has expanded his own land holdings considerably and built an impressively large town house in the middle of the forested wilderness.
Frank led me over the mountain and past Miss Fogwoman Gray’s charming cottage (where Frank found yet another horse to snuffle at).
Nearby, Otenth Paderborn had set up a small stables for horses (which seems to have replaced Maev Ceawlin’s balloon air tours)…
…which dovetailed nicely with the Mayor’s blacksmith’s business near the welcome centre.
Frank stopped for a drink in Elegia Underwood’s rather eerie pool…
Whilst I’d much rather have been in her saloon!
Nearby, MisLily Nightfire has a truly lovely home by the border with Shanghai.
And the Asian influences from Shanghai seem to have inspired Miss Kristianna Fotherington’s home (which I think has replaced the strange rabbit tent of Katsu Catnap).
It was a delight to find Miss Anna Darwinian’s gorgeous wee cottage and garden still here!
As it was with Miss Mara Razor’s mill – hell, St Helens wouldn’t be St Helens without Mara’s mill!
Across the road from the mill, Thadicus Caligari has a rather lovely piece of land by the river that I think replaces the house Maxim built.
Valdyr Dreamscape has built a Jagerhut (forgive the spelling if wrong) on the site of Mari Moonbeam’s old farm & campsite.
Which is even more striking inside!
Frequency Picnic has moved out and her wee log cabin has been renovated by Otenth Paderborn.
Who has a rather lovely prairie meadow just above it (Frank loved the fresh grass!)
The lovely BobbiJo Jonson still has her wonderful place above the river!
As does Miss Riven Homewood, who also has some rather fine horses to boot!
And that ends my third tour of St Helens my dear readers. As best as I cab figure, the only place I’ve never photographed is (or was, as he’s moved out) nichus Berman’s gorgeous log cabin. Ironic really as it was nichus who kindly showed me how to make log cabins and without his help and his cabin as both inspiration and guide, I would never have built my own!
p.s. Come and visit St Helens by beaming in at my place here.
You can read more about the history of St Helens, as well as how to rent a plot there, over on the Steelhead Ning here. The rates and prim allocations (as of 29th Sept 2010 and subject to change by management, of course) are:
- Land Fee or Buy in Price: 6144L$
- Monthly Rental: 1800L$
- Weekly: 450L$
- Most lots are double prim 234 some sims offer more than double prims at an additional fee if available
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