After much map hopping, auction watching and searching Zha and I bought a mainland parcel today. The sim is on the old mainland. Our parcel is on a peninsula and has water on both sides. There is enough wild creativity in the area so you know you are on the mainland but for now there is a minimum of ugly. Given that I have talked about the cost of mainland a few times I will say we paid a little bit more per square meter than I would have liked but we decided this parcel was well worth the price.
We bought this land to build a park. It is our intent to make a beautiful place that is open for everyone to enjoy. I expect there will be places to hang out, some art and maybe even a place for a very non-explicit, non-violent, non-photo realistic cuddle since this is a Mature sim and public naughtiness is not allowed. Or maybe it is, we really can't be sure. We will rez my Magic 8 ball and see if we can clear up that PG/Mature/Adult policy and get back to you on the cuddles, ok?
In truth we don't have a specific plan for the build. No doubt it will be a true Zha and Ches collaboration meaning the build will take longer than we intend and most likely not end up looking at all as we picture it right now. I guess you will have to stop by and check it out, won't you? http://slurl.com/secondlife/Marawa/51/216/36
Here are some before pictures.
This interesting woman visited very shortly after we created our group and purchased the land. She said she was exploring the area. We chatted for a short moment, I wished her well and she was off. I can't wait until we have built our park and are able to give random explorers a reason to hang around.