I wrote about the lovely Matoluta Sanctuary sim back in July, when it launched to help raise awareness for the Spanish colonial horse. Now, Matoluta Sanctuary has a companion sim: Matoluta Bay. With the addition of the Bay, the Sanctuary has received some updating, and the two sims represent different seasons — spring and summer are featured in Matoluta Bay, while fall and winter are hosted by Matoluta Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary is rated general while the Bay is rated mature, so please keep the distinctions in mind when you visit. They're lovely sims that invite you to explore and take photos, with options for boating, dancing, ice skating, snow ball fighting and more. The focus of Sanctuary will continue to be that of the Spanish colonial horse, while the Bay is, as its designers say, a "sim based in raw nature."
The sims are open to all visitors this weekend, with a music performance tomorrow, Sunday, September 21 at 12 pm slt. As of Monday, to help preserve the privacy of the herd, Sanctuary becomes restricted to group members only (you can apply for a fee), but will open its doors on Fridays and Saturdays for general visitors. Bay, in the meantime, will remain open to everyone.
If you're interested in joining as a serious roleplayer (possibly as a horse or other animal), contact Ursus Broono to receive information. But even if you're just a casual visitor, you're welcome to interact (preferably via roleplay) with any of the animals. (If you ask politely, you might even get a ride on a horse.) And stay tuned for even more growth — Mz Marville, one of the sim designers, explains to me that she hopes additional regions will be added to the existing pair, and that those will advocate for indigenous rights.