A J Thompson | Andrew Thompson, Rockhampton Australia

Tamita Bay .:. an Irukandji simulator by Xay Tomsen

Tamita Bay ~ a virtual world sim in Second Life by Xay Tomsen

NOTE: This page is about Tamita Bay in Second Life. The InWorldz version is here: Tamita Bay in InWorldz 2013 to 2014.

Tamita Bay map

Tamita Bay was the second sim on the Irukandji Continent. I say the second sim, but it came online a few minutes before the other three bays surrounding the capital, Tamita Island, i.e. Minoan Atolls, Tiamo Reef, and Baie de l'Amore.

However, my house on Tamita Island faced Tamita Bay so naturally I developed that view first.

Tamita Bay was initially a broad shallow bay dotted with islets, and the most famous of those was Seahorse Atoll, named for its shape. A knee deep stroll from Tamita Island and Alantay Island, the tiny atoll was peppered with deck chairs and umbrellas.

At night I would set up slow dance animations and piped old romantic classics through the estate radio station.

Seahorse Atoll at Tamita Bay

Locals from across Irukandji would migrate there at days end to meet up and just chat the night away.

Tamita Bay was also incredibly popular with new couples. Many inworld romances took root on the majestic little atoll at the centre of the bay. Tamita Bay truly was a magical playground.

Like Baie de l'Amore, which was thankfully never altered, Tamita Bay represented the true essence of Irukandji.

Over the next few years, the bay was deepened for sailing and eventually the little atoll had to go (it's still on my hard drive though :)

Boating and watersports became so popular that a sailing club was inevitable, and in late 2008, the Royal Irukandji Yacht Club was constructed on Tamita Bay.

Underwater also came alive with the relocation of the Irukandji Fish Farm from Manatu Island to Tamita Bay.

Below you will find some additional photographs of Tamita Bay. If you would like to explore more of the Irukandji continent, check out the main Islands of Irukandji page.

Andrew Thompson a.k.a. Xay Tomsen

Tamita Bay Photo Gallery

Tiki huts on Seahorse Atoll at Tamita Bay
Tiki huts on Seahorse Atoll at Tamita Bay
17 May 2007
Resort rentals at Tamita Bay
Resort rentals at Tamita Bay
6 August 2007
Photo shoot Tamita Bay
Photo shoot for Ecstasy swimwear at Tamita Bay
18 June 2007
Shallow causeway between the atolls at Tamita Bay
Shallow causeway between the atolls at Tamita Bay
13 February 2007
Swimming underwater at Tamita Bay
Icon and me swimming underwater at Tamita Bay
30 May 2008
Tamita Bay sailing bay
Tamita Bay
17 April 2008