Saturday, March 1, 2008

my first letterboxing adventure

I love to run along here!

See why I love to run along here? So pretty! (Though in the summer time, the river can smell a little fishy.)

I set out on my letterboxing adventure Friday morning, rather sore from running 12 miles the day before. My destination was Plum Point Park, for two letterboxes.

Plum Point Park

The first one was really easy to find. I was so excited and was moving so quickly that I accidentally stamped the back of my book instead of the front! Oops. Being the anal retentive girl that I am, I duly stamped in the beginning, too, so it will read right.

my first letterbox!

The second box was not so easy. In fact, I didn't find it at all, and when I checked the Web site, it said several attempts had been made since fall 2006, but no finds. I e-mailed the person who placed it, but I'm not holding out much hope.

Question though for you letterboxing types - as I was walking along the rocks in this picture:

Portsmouth Marine Terminal

a woman taking a walk asked me what I was doing. I couldn't make up an excuse (and I am a horrible liar) so I told her I was letterboxing. She was familiar with geocaching, but ... aren't you supposed to be kind of secret about letterboxing? Did I break some kind of code of conduct?

So anyhow ... after I couldn't find the other box, I just carried on and enjoyed the view before heading home.

container ships are way huge

I'm hoping Josh and I can go on a letterboxing adventure tomorrow before work!


  1. I didn't know you do letterboxing! It sounds like so much fun =)

  2. what's letter boxing?

    your run looks amazing btw!!

  3. Cara, I will point you here for a good explanation of it!

  4. That sounds like SOO much fun! I would be so excited to find something like that.

  5. Letterboxing sounds so fun! I hadn't heard of it before.

    There are several down here in Texas and one on the route of the 1/2 marathon relay I'm doing in Seabrook on Saturday. Humm...I could use that as an excuse for me having a slow time.....