This weekend we decided it was warm enough to finally go letterboxing. I know I’ve posted about it in the past, but for anyone unfamiliar Letterboxing is growing hobby that combines elements of hiking, treasure hunting and creative expression into an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by following clues that are posted on the Internet, and then record their discovery in their personal journal with the help of a rubber stamp that’s part of the letterbox. In addition, letterboxers have their own personal stamps which they use to stamp into the letterbox’s log book.
We had a birthday party to attend in the afternoon so we decided to stay in our town. The first stamp was in a park that is only a couple of years old, very open with only a few small trees and so it was very cold when the wind blew. The second letterbox was in another much older park in the woods and it was much nicer to hike & hunt for with the trees as a barrier from the wind. Below are a few helpful websites should you like to get started.
On Sunday B and I decided it was high time we did some more letterboxing! It’s been over a year, and we decided to make new stamps for the occasion. If you’re unfamiliar with letterboxing here is a little blurb from letterboxing.org LETTERBOXING is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming “treasure hunt” style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels
You can read about the first time we went out back in 2009 here
We went in search of six different letterboxes and unfortunately we were only able to find two. It looked like the rest were missing in action. But we can’t wait to get back out there and try a different area next time.