I know that we have a Neocodex Minecraft Server screenshots thread...but not everything we do that we may find interesting involves a build or needing to share images (and not all of us keep detailed blogs of our Minecraft lives like @Alexiel does for whatever server it is that he has been most active on)...so I thought that I would start this thread instead.
Today, I took a break from building at my Mushroom Island base, and took off exploring: laden with plenty of baked potatoes for sustenance, I swam for a significant distance from where I live in search of somewhere with sheep, as I needed to pen some in and dye them to have a source of black and purple wool. I first came across a Birch Forest island, and then a Plains island (the latter of which was especially awesome in that I was able for the first time since joining the server to harvest some pumpkins!). Aside from that, the Plains island was remarkable in that the ONLY animals inhabiting it happened to be horses and a single donkey. Finally, however, I swam away from there and located some sheep in an Ice Plains biome! Victory at last, though I know that I will set forth in search of more things soon.
SO! What have YOU been up to in your explorations?