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Tongabuti Bay .:. an Irukandji simulator by Xay Tomsen

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

Tongabuti Bay map

Tongabuti Bay is a resort sim in Weta State in northeast Irukandji.

A long stone bridge from colonial times, part of the Trans Irukandji Causeway, traverses the bay, connecting the neighbouring regions, Grand Irukandji to the south, and the state capital, Weta Island, in the east.

Midway along its length, a branch road heads west towards Convict Island and beyond.

Holiday cabins sit nestled at the junction of the bridge, and diagonally opposite on a small sandy island, is Casuarina Nude Beach.

The northern half of Mount Irukandji drops down into a shallow bay with sandbars barely visible on the low tide, while the Maskari River and Odin River converge near its base.

Sandbars at Tongabuti Bay

In late 2008, the old arched stone bridge at Tongabuti Bay was replaced with a long-span bridge with terraced docks to enable the berthing of large yachts.

The feature proved popular, with a number of yacht owners setting up home on Tongabuti Bay.

Other regions adjoining Tongabuti Bay are Weta Island, Upper Aboyo Passage, Grand Irukandji, Baie de l'Amore, and Convict Island.

The naming of Tongabuti Bay is deliberately facetitious, in typical style for several regions in the kingdom's north and east.

Below are some photographs of Tongabuti Bay during its two years on the Second Life grid.

To explore more of the Irukandji continent, check out the main Islands of Irukandji page.

Andrew Thompson a.k.a. Xay Tomsen


Tongabuti Bay Photo Gallery

Resort and Arch Bridges at Tongabuti Bay
Resort and Arch Bridges at Tongabuti Bay
13 February 2008
Tongabuti Bay looking west to Convict Island
Tongabuti Bay looking west to Convict Island
29 May 2008
Sandbars at Tongabuti Bay
Sandbars at Tongabuti Bay
22 May 2008
The lee northern side of Mount Irukandji at Tongabuti Bay
The lee northern side of Mount Irukandji at Tongabuti Bay
30 October 2008
Yacht berthed at Tongabuti Haven
Yacht berthed at Tongabuti Haven
9 March 2009

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