Sunday, August 8, 2010

An Unexpected Stroll

Our weather at the Cape had been the best ever! I think it rained one night and was sunny and beautiful every day. Everyone was tiring of the beach so I suggested a walk at Monomoy. It is one of my favorite spots on the Cape. The group wasn't too motivated for walking but after the hike was over almost every one of them commented that they enjoyed it. I loved it because I got to check on what is probably my most favorite of all of my boxes, Coyote.

I also wanted to check in on another great box, a mystery box in this same area, but unfortunately I didn't find it this time. Too bad, it was really outstanding.

I was also going to look in on one of Eman's Sea Creatures but the poison ivy was so thick, I decided to take a pass.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Would the Real Lee Baldwin Please Stand Up

When I was trying to figure out how to get to a certain mystery box, my research told me there are two Lee Baldwin trails. According to a certain Cape local, I am told there are four! Who is this Lee Baldwin?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kent's Point

I had passed by the street sign pointing to Kent's Point hundreds of times. I finally decided to explore it. It is in the area of where I wanted to plant something and although the theme might not make sense to others, to me it does. I've passed by here so many times on my way to Nauset Beach and the "school" on Main Street that it just seemed appropriate.

Have Sig Stamp Will Travel

It probably has been close to ten years since I've hiked at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. I didn't even know letterboxing existed back then. I remember one hike in particular, I was there with my two oldest boys and my nieces. The younger of the two boys was old enough to hike a bit of a distance but young enough that he'd need to be carried when he pitched a fit and decided he couldn't walk any further. He is a Taurus after all. Anyway, my recollection of the hike is that it was very long and tiring so I put off my return to Wing Island. Today, finding myself with much, much less baggage, I decided it was time to look for the bird on a Wing. What a fantastic hike it was. I can't believe I waited this long to return. Definitely will remember this one as one of my Cape faves.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Challenging Day We'll Never Forget

Cubed and I started our day or, shall I say, attempted to start our day at a place we thought we'd Never Forget. Some things had changed in the directions to get to the sandy pull-off starting point so after a good while of trying to find it we bailed out and headed to meet Alex and Friends. It took us a little bit of doing to figure out where to start here too but after some false starts, we finally got things to match up. We enjoyed the nice walk around the pond but unfortunately, we didn't see Alex or his friends. By this time we were hoping our luck would turn around and it did! T1 of the Travelers 4 answered my plea for help (Thanks T1!) with more details on the starting point that we'd Never Forget. We were so happy to circle back and find the right place. We thought for sure things would get easier but then we struggled again. We knew we were in the right place but the clues weren't matching up. We tried and tried, entertained ourselves with the tiny little toads hopping all around, then decided to give up. Just then we saw what we were looking for and we were off on the adventure. Cubed and I both agreed that there is something so satisfying about completing a challenge and seeing it though. I think it is safe to say that this is one we'll Never Forget!