This post is a bit late in coming, but I do want to take a moment to reflect on my first experience with Second Life. Getting it all set up was about as arduous as you would expect when getting set up with a new technology, though I am proud to say that the worst I managed to do was jump into a wall. However, eventually I got to the point where I could poke around a bit, and so I did some exploring before reporting in to the CSU island.
I was fortunate that one of the stock avatars looked pretty similar to me and was wearing clothes that are more or less similar to what I am known to wear. Because I have an affinity for being underwater in video games, I of course promptly hopped into a canal and started walking around. I eventually made it to open water and some more interesting sights.
Under the sea, I discovered that there were plants and birds and rocks and things such as the shark and flock of Dory fish shown below.
I discovered that there are certain areas where there are sunken objects such as the plane shown above and this capsized boat:
One of my most exciting discoveries was my encounter with nothing less than an oarfish:
In another part of the ocean, I also discovered some underwater ruins: