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Msg: 189722
Subject: Non letterboxing question
Author: GlobetrottersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 23, 2008 1:04 AM
P-2F-116M-12
In the photo on the Tittesworth Reservoir website there is a picture of a goose. It looks like a Canadian goose. Is it? Are there Canadian geese in the UK? My US boxing partner wants to know and I wasn't sure what to tell her.
Msg: 189724
Subject: Re: Non letterboxing question
Author: Dilton MartianProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 23, 2008 2:24 AM
P-2F-73M-407
Reply to: Msg 189722 by Globetrotters
Quote Are there Canadian geese in the UK?


Yes, there certainly are Canada geese in the UK. At "our" sailing lake in Wiltshire twenty or so nest there in the summer. And leave their "calling cards" all over the place!

DM
Msg: 189864
Subject: Re: how to search
Author: JWalkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 23, 2008 5:08 PM
P-9F-201M-19
Reply to: Msg 184655 by JWalk
Thank you for your responses! I havent been able to get on here recently, but that helps! (I am not in England anymore, but the next time I go, hopefully I will be able to pick up some boxes!)

JWalk
Msg: 190161
Subject: Re: Non letterboxing question
Author: GlobetrottersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 24, 2008 2:28 PM
P-2F-116M-12
Reply to: Msg 189724 by Dilton Martian
And leave their "calling cards" all over the place!


I take it these "calling cards" aren't the type you find in a plastic box with a rubber stamp?
Msg: 190189
Subject: Re: Non letterboxing question
Author: wildfl0werProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 24, 2008 3:48 PM
P-6F-220M-5Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 190161 by Globetrotters
LOL You dork!
Msg: 190418
Subject: Non letterboxing question
Author: GlobetrottersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 25, 2008 9:08 AM
P-2F-116M-12
Thanks Wildflower+2 for that sentiment. Everyone, this is my US bxing partner. She really does love me and she misses me terribly b/c she can't find anyone else to box with now that I am here. She was the one who originally ask the question about the geese. So, now she knows. Thanks DM for answering that question. I am so sorry they have spoiled "your" lake!
Msg: 190727
Subject: Re: Non letterboxing question
Author: wildfl0werProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 26, 2008 7:50 AM
P-6F-220M-5Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 190418 by Globetrotters
Yes. Indeed. Miss boxin' with you Globetrotter! Love you!
But, the real question is: How did these Canada Geese get there???
Msg: 190743
Subject: Re: Non letterboxing question
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 26, 2008 9:08 AM
P-123F-121M-5455Premium
Reply to: Msg 190727 by wildfl0wer
How did these Canada Geese get there???


They Floo!

nw
Msg: 190756
Subject: Re: Non letterboxing question
Author: Dilton MartianProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 26, 2008 9:48 AM
P-2F-73M-407
Reply to: Msg 190727 by wildfl0wer
Quote How did these Canada Geese get there???


They were introduced, probably sometime in the 19th century as an ornamental wildfowl. See the RSPB website

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/c/canadagoose/index.asp

DM
Msg: 191446
Subject: Dartmoor Trip
Author: Song Of JoyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 28, 2008 9:48 AM
P-8F-186M-35Inactive > 1 year
Hi, I'm Lexi from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States - I'm in the process of planning my European vacation and I'm planning on visiting Dartmoor sometime during the first two weeks of May - From the small amount of research I have done and the limited amount of people I have spoken to this is not like the U.S. version - My main question is how far from London-Gatwick International Airport is Dartmoor? Is there a train system that I can take? Is it true there are no clues to these boxes and you basiclly poke around till you find them? I heard that you don't get any help until you have found 100 boxes or a clue book? A dear friend told me that there are monthly events being held at Dartmoor. Is there one the first two weeks of May? If anyone could please be so kind to help me it would be greatly appriacated. Thanks - Song Of Joy / Lexi
Msg: 191477
Subject: Re: Dartmoor Trip
Author: RomanaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 28, 2008 11:35 AM
P-123F-121M-5455Premium
Reply to: Msg 191446 by Song Of Joy
dartmoor is about 5 hours driving from gatwick. I didn't see train tracks, but that doesn't mean there is no service. you don't get to buy the cluebook until you have 100 finds, although there are a few dartmoor boxes listed at AQ. cranmere pool is a 5 km walk one way from the nearest road, and few there are who will tell you exactly where it is. I understand you can be standing within 20 feet of it and not see it. the park has their own website, here, and they have an entire page devoted to letterboxing. they also have a calendar listing events, and will send you free information if you ask for it.

night writer
Msg: 191481
Subject: Re: Dartmoor Trip
Author: Desperate DanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 28, 2008 11:42 AM
P-7F-1743M-36Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 191446 by Song Of Joy
Hi Lexi,

Dartmoor is about 250 miles from London. You could get there by train from Gatwick by going first to London (there's a train direct from the airport) then from London to either Exeter or Plymouth. You could then use buses to get to the moor itself. A couple of web sites might help:

http://www.trainline.co.uk for the trains and http://www.traveline.org.uk for the buses.

Hopefully someone who lives down that way might be able to give you some guidance on the buses.

Officially, the clues are only available to 100 club members, but I'm sure you could get a copy of at least some of them if you tell them you're on a visit from overseas. The contact details are on the 100 club website:

http://www.letterboxingondartmoor.co.uk/

There are regular meets in Plymouth, but I'm afraid I don't know much more than that - again, hoperfully someone else will be able to help on that one.

There are also a couple of great little boxes on Box Hill which is near Gatwick (you can get a train to Dorking Deepdene station then walk to them).

Hope you have a great time.

Desperate Dan
Msg: 191521
Don and Gwen Subject: Re: Dartmoor Trip
Author: Don and GwenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 28, 2008 1:11 PM
P-210F-216M-2376Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 191446 by Song Of Joy
We rented a car, but here is a place to stay.

http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=9736

Don
Msg: 192856
Subject: Canada Geese
Author: wildfl0werProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 2, 2008 6:31 PM
P-6F-220M-5Inactive > 1 year
DM -- thanks for the great link. THAT helps explain it....
Wildflower
Msg: 193184
Subject: New box
Author: GlobetrottersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 3, 2008 2:13 PM
P-2F-116M-12
I have planted a box at Tittesworth Reservoir. I have not gotten to the clues up yet. Will do soon. It is called " Super Loveable Letterbox" and is a Mothering Sunday Salute! I made my family box with me on Sunday in Stafford and then we went to Tittesworth. Nice little spot for a hike, picnic, lunch, or play on the very cool adventure playground. Lovely views of the Roaches and Staffordshire Moorlands too. Come find it if you are headed toward or going thru Leek at anytime.
Msg: 193220
Subject: adding Uk clue to AQ
Author: GlobetrottersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 3, 2008 3:11 PM
P-2F-116M-12
I am trying to post my clues for this new box and I can't get the city or location (Leek, Tittesworth Reservoir) to validate. Any tips? I have contacted the Administator and am awaiting a reply.
Msg: 193324
Trekkie Gal Subject: Re: adding Uk clue to AQ
Author: Trekkie GalProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 3, 2008 7:09 PM
P-2F-222M-9031Premium
Reply to: Msg 193220 by Globetrotters
For the City, enter Leek. For the state, enter England (provided it is England), and for the country enter UK.

TG
Msg: 193328
wassamatta u Subject: Re: adding Uk clue to AQ
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 3, 2008 7:28 PM
P-39F-285M-6999Premium
Reply to: Msg 193324 by Trekkie Gal
For the City, enter Leek. For the state, enter England (provided it is England), and for the country enter UK.


Oh, sure, that will work NOW... since I added Leek a few hours ago! :)
-wassamatta_u, hoping he got the lat/lon correct...
Msg: 193414
Subject: Re: adding Uk clue to AQ
Author: GlobetrottersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 4, 2008 5:33 AM
P-2F-116M-12
Reply to: Msg 193328 by wassamatta u
Thanks for the tips and thanks for adding Leek to the database. It has worked and the clue is up for grabs! Go get 'em boxers!
Msg: 193513
Subject: Re: adding Uk clue to AQ
Author: Dilton MartianProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 4, 2008 8:07 AM
P-2F-73M-407
Reply to: Msg 193414 by Globetrotters
I have to go to Burnley in few week's time so I might just take a detour off the M6 on my way.

DM
Msg: 193807
Subject: Re: adding Uk clue to AQ
Author: GlobetrottersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 4, 2008 3:09 PM
P-2F-116M-12
Reply to: Msg 193328 by wassamatta u
hoping he got the lat/lon correct...


I did check the mapquest link on the clue. It is not right on Leek, but close enough. This is not a hard place to find on the web or on a UK map of the area. Hopefully anyone going out there will do some of their own reseach before getting in the car and driving.....Thanks...
Msg: 194042
Subject: Re: adding Uk clue to AQ
Author: EidolonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 5, 2008 8:42 AM
P-233F-5956M-4605Premium
Reply to: Msg 193807 by Globetrotters
Quote I did check the mapquest link on the clue. It is not right on Leek, but close enough.


Yeah, I thought that too.

I would call it 53.106620, -2.026730 instead of 53.098864, -2.062648
Msg: 195354
The Yorkshire Tortoise Subject: Re: adding Uk clue to AQ
Author: The Yorkshire TortoiseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 7, 2008 2:39 PM
P-118F-300M-1693Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 193414 by Globetrotters
Great to see some boxes going out in the Peak District. It was only last month that a friend asked me if there were any in that area.

YT
Msg: 196179
Subject: Crufts
Author: Desperate DanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 9, 2008 12:23 PM
P-7F-1743M-36Inactive > 1 year
Guess who I saw on the telly?

Nice one UKUSA!

DD
Msg: 196411
wild women and lily Subject: Re: Crufts
Author: wild women and lilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 10, 2008 7:22 AM
P-54F-172M-34
Reply to: Msg 196179 by Desperate Dan
Yes we saw them too DD, so proud to know you UKUSA.

WWL
Msg: 197207
Ukusa Subject: Re: Crufts
Author: UkusaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 12, 2008 7:26 AM
P-123F-670M-138Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 196179 by Desperate Dan
LOL! HI, DD & WWL-

Small world, eh!? :-D Now you know why I have the trailname I do! That was Sloppy Chops with me and Cosmo (the white bull terrier girl with us) helped find some of your boxes back in our September meet!

Ukusa ^..^
Msg: 203295
Cadenza Subject: hi from long-lost letterboxer
Author: CadenzaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 25, 2008 10:33 AM
P-46F-69M-196Inactive > 3 months
I have been horribly inactive as far as letterboxing and AQ goes--although I did get out to Dartmoor to see the Moortorists last summer, which was great. I just wanted to check in and say howdy. I keep hoping to plant some boxes here in South Wales. I hope you all are well.
Msg: 203304
Subject: Re: hi from long-lost letterboxer
Author: TRH N TProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 25, 2008 10:46 AM
P-116F-1580M-794Premium
Reply to: Msg 203295 by Cadenza
C:

MY sister and brother-in-law just arrived in Israel and are hoping to find Mr. B still in business so they can get your LB at his shop (for us). Any idea what they might find?

Tink of T-N-T
Msg: 203309
Cadenza Subject: Re: hi from long-lost letterboxer
Author: CadenzaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 25, 2008 10:56 AM
P-46F-69M-196Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 203304 by TRH N T
I think the box is still active. If you talk to them while they are out there, ask them if they can see if Baghdadi has an email addy I can contact him at. I've been hoping to order some carvings from him for a friend who used to live in Jerusalem and wanted some.
Msg: 203311
Subject: Re: hi from long-lost letterboxer
Author: TRH N TProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 25, 2008 10:59 AM
P-116F-1580M-794Premium
Reply to: Msg 203309 by Cadenza
They literally just arrived within the past hour -- called us when they were through the airport (Tel Aviv). We expect tp speak with the several times so we will ask -- they will be in Jerusalem maybe at the beginning of next week -- I'll check the itinerary!

Thanks for giving us another job for them. They are somewhat hesitant about going to find the box, but this will make it more likely they will look :>)!

Tink of T-N-T
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