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Rally report and New Locations

BBB Stamp Locations Slenderman_002Almost 200 people took part on the day of our joint rally with the Drivers of SL. The HUD remains available and people are continuing to do the course, but it was fun to be part of a group. After a false start in her Ferrari 599, our editor, Fenella, decided to experience at least part of the rally as a newbie might, using the golf cart provided for anyone who didn't have a vehicle of their own. That was quite a relaxed drive, shall we say, and she was more overtaken than she's used to.

BBB Stamp Locations Slenderman_010She did eventually make it to Lower Barensmouth where she rezzed her Boss Bandit classic-style wooden motor launch to get to the Pugwash rail rez zone. As far as SL railways are concerned, she is a newbie and had no locomotives in inventory. She used the train provided to travel to Campwich. Her lack of railway experience cost dearly on arrival there as she failed to calculate the braking distance of her loco and managed to flatten her dear colleague Zoe. No long term harm was done but grudges are being held. It may take a little while yet for Zoe once more to view her as a colleague should!

BBB Stamp Locations Slenderman_007From Campwich, the rally took again to the water and, looking to put some safe distance between herself and Zoe's wrath, Fenella once more rezzed her fast motor launch, which allowed her to progress both in style and at speed. She was lagging behind the pack by this stage because stops for photography were slowing her down.BBB Stamp Locations Slenderman_011

She'd already picked up all but one of the stamps when she first joined the BBB as a route-tester for  the original BBB Rally but used the special hud for non-passport holders to collect them all again! From the Panamole Canal she rode her horse to Millbank and on to Millers Pond, using the motor boat again to head on under the low bridges and out to sea.

Picking up her penultimate stamp at the Bellisseria Fairgounds, she rezzed her Bandit 170 for the final leg to Mermaids Grotto where, transformed into a mermaid and mission completed, the amazing DSL HUD teleported her – tailed, scaled and dripping on the carpets – back to the BBB offices and a severe shunning from Zoe. 

Screenshot 2021-05-24 at 17.23.05A succession of happy travelers came by and much positive feedback was gratefully received. We are delighted that so many of our BBBug members enjoyed the drive and suspect that many will now join Drivers of SL. The official thanks of all at the BBB go out to Christi and Xarabethe of DSL. They have been doing this a long time and are so practised and accomplished that they make the feats of organisation involved seem easy. We are now well aware that they are not! The Drivers of SL HUD is really a marvel – both efficient and (thanks to Xarabethe's carefully-researched commentary on places en route) entertaining and informative.


This week's new stamp locations are an airport and a sailing club. Details are featured below and will be added to the Travel Guide in due course. 

Location  Photo Stamp
Mala Regional Airport Nautilus BBB Stamp Locations 24 May 2021.001 Screenshot 2021-05-24 at 17.46.15
Yorkshire Belle BBB Stamp Locations 24 May 2021.002 Screenshot 2021-05-24 at 17.48.00
     

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Boo Rojyo

I'm definately going to participate in the next joint BBB/DSL drive (which is just a germ of an idea at present). Hanging around in the background is useful, but on the road is far more fun!

BJoyful

We had a great time doing the Rally and were very impressed by that marvelous HUD from Drivers of SL Group! We've sent many who missed the adventure to the BBB for the kit so I hope they are still there.

I do not envy the paperwork involved in reported the work related train accident Fenella had with Zoe, though... that will probably take an eternity to get through the insurance department! ;D

We look forward hopefully to many more collaborative efforts such as this! It was a very enjoyable adventure.

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