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Going Soon
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Jul 3, 2007 1:04am
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Hi,

I am originally from Nova Scotia and live in CT now. I go back every year to see my family. We will be there later this month and I am planning to find the Hostel box, Royal Halifax and Westray. I will let you know how they are. We usually get to Cape Breton but are not planning to go this time. If this changes I will try some of the island boxes and let you know what I find. I am planning to plant 2 or 3. Should be on the new trail betwen Sackville and Bedford and maybe in Point Pleasant Park. Does anybody know if boxes are/are not allowed in that park? I thought about Public Gardens too. It's a grogeous spot but I think it's too public. There are not a lot of good hiding spots in the Gardens.

If anybody has any specific requests before I go, please let me know.

Shelley
momand2kids
Re: Going Soon
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #105796 by atlantictime
Jul 3, 2007 7:12am
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Have you already gone agter our St. Stephen box? Don't forget to stop for the candies.
Diane
the von der Insels
Re: Going Soon
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #105835 by von der Insel
Jul 3, 2007 9:45am
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I have the directions for your St. Stephen box. I will try it. Candies?
Re: Going Soon
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #105866 by atlantictime
Jul 4, 2007 6:17am
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There is a Chocolate/candy factory in St. Stephen, NB with tours - Yum!
Diane
the von der Insels
Look out Nova Scotia
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Aug 2, 2007 9:28am
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Look out because here we come.

Yep, thanks to a local radio station and our luck, we won a weekend from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

We would love to meet up with some boxers that may be in the area. It will be the weekend of Aug 24 to 26th. We'll be staying at The Robb Grand Hotel and plan on doing some boxing.

Any and all input would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

-Buxton Boxers
Re: Look out Nova Scotia
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #114806 by buxton boxers
Aug 2, 2007 10:50am
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I'll be planting three in Halifax just before you get there, but we will have begun the 24 hour drive home before you arrive.

Have a wonderful time!

Fiddleheads
Re: Look out Nova Scotia
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #114806 by buxton boxers
Aug 2, 2007 1:40pm
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Oh, have a great time! I love Nova Scotia. :)
Planting in Halifax?
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #114821 by Fiddleheads
Aug 2, 2007 6:37pm
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We just got back from Nova Scotia. I got the one at the Hostel but couldn't find Royal Halifax, Along the Ridge or Molly's Pockwock Walk. I planted in Point Pleasant Park (MIdstate) and Lower Sackville (Where's the Kaboom). I found Beaver Mountain in Antigonish and Westray in New Glasgow. I couldn't find Jacob's Ladder or The North Novas in Truro. We didn't get to Cape Breton or Yarmouth. We did go to PEI and found Winery but couldn't find Parliament, Charlottetown Celebrates or Spud Island. Friends of ours found Panorama park.

We also found Irving Nature Park in Saint John, New Brunswick. That's a beautiful place if anyone gets the chance to go there.

My mom and her friend just started letterboxing. They found the Hostel and the 2 I just planted. They are waiting for more. Let me know if you plant any any and I'll tell them. I won't be back till next summer but my dad will check my boxes for me.

Shelley
Re: Look out Nova Scotia
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #114821 by Fiddleheads
Aug 7, 2007 7:47am
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Quote I'll be planting three in Halifax just before you get there, but we will have begun the 24 hour drive home before you arrive.

Have a wonderful time!

Fiddleheads


Thanks Fiddleheads, we'll be sure to check out your clues. We are attempting to find a economical car to rent so we can box the country.
Re: Look out Nova Scotia
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #115971 by buxton boxers
Aug 21, 2007 7:18pm
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Only 3 more days and we will be arriving in Nova Scotia. We are very excited.....hope to find some boxes and maybe meet some other boxers.....
New to letterboxing
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Jan 13, 2008 8:32am
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Hi!

We have just recently discovered this hobby and are really excited about it.

I do have a question: Where can you get supplies to make your own stamp in Halifax? I'm having a hard time, but then I might be looking in the wrong places...

Lesley of the NeilyNutbars
Re: New to letterboxing
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #174437 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 13, 2008 8:41am
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Try Michaels Arts and Crafts store. The stampmaking supplies are usually not with the rubber stamps and ink pads. They are usually beside the calligraphy and print blockmaking supplies. Hope that helps.
JBanana
Re: New to letterboxing
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #174437 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 13, 2008 8:43am
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You can also order things from Stampeaz. The link is on the pulldown menu under "marketplace."
Re: New to letterboxing
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #174442 by JBanana
Jan 13, 2008 11:45am
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Stampeaz is the easiest and least expensive.

delivered right to your door none the less

~Aurora
Re: New to letterboxing
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #174437 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 14, 2008 4:34pm
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Where can you get supplies to make your own stamp in Halifax?

I did a google search for art stores in Halifax. There's a Loomis Art Store at:

1546 Barrington St
Halifax, NS B3J 3X7 Canada

They have block printing supplies which includes lino cutters and handles. I can't tell if they carry carving material, you'd probably have to call the store to ask.

http://www.loomisartstore.com/

Store locator: http://216.139.219.73/SITES/loomis/index.asp?C=9&DB=011_omer_loomis&M=38&L=E
Thanks!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Jan 19, 2008 8:27am
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Thanks for all the replies!

I ended up letting my kids pick out stamps because they are eager to get started. I'm going by Loomis today so I'll pick up supplies to make our own and we'll evolve our signatures as we go.

Going to try today for our 1st box, wish us luck!
Re: Thanks!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #177227 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 19, 2008 8:40am
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NNs:

Good luck! We remember our first find back in September (07) while on vacation in Alaska. We were REALLY excited -- and after more than 100 finds, we still get EXCITED!

Box On!

T-N-T (TRH N T on AQ)
Cleveland, NY
Re: Thanks!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #177227 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 19, 2008 8:40am
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You will so love this great hobby! I'm glad your family will be joining our wonderful community!
Re: Thanks!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #177227 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 19, 2008 2:54pm
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Another "Good Luck!" wish and "Welcome!" This a great hobby.

Zinni
USA
Had fun!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Jan 19, 2008 6:25pm
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My son got so excited when we found the box he did not know what to do!!! He stamped his carefully chosen stamp in the book, helped his sister do hers, watched me do mine, then tried to pack it all away and re-hide it before we had stamped our logbook! It was pretty funny. He ran the whole way to the landmark!
Now he's all excited to make some stamps so we can hide our own boxes...I think he's hooked!
Re: Had fun!
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #177407 by NeilyNutbars
Jan 19, 2008 6:30pm
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NNs:

YEAH! We thought you would have a grand time. Sounds like he will dive right in to carving and writing clues as well. Welcome to the group!

T-N-T (TRH N T on AQ)
Cleveland, NY
letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Mar 6, 2010 4:26am
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Hi all!

very new to letterboxing, is there any locals out there or is it basically tourists that seem to be planting boxes.
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #496367 by halifaxmommy
Mar 6, 2010 5:55am
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Ooo, I'm excited to know this too! We are planning a weekend trip and hitching a ride on the CAT and spending a few nights in NS was on our list of things to do.

Jiffy
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #496382 by Jiffy
Mar 6, 2010 9:17am
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if rumors are correct - the cat is stopping service soon, but don't now when!

when are you coming to Halifax? I would love to plant a special one just for you!
Re: Where are they?
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #4623 by jackbear
Mar 6, 2010 10:32am
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i just started LB today but i can see this being a family hobby!
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #496367 by halifaxmommy
Mar 13, 2010 1:40pm
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Hiya!

I'm local :)

Planning to plant some boxes this summer, we're actually really excited about it.
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #498139 by NeilyNutbars
Mar 24, 2010 3:33pm
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Any of you folks planning on visiting Cape Breton anytime soon? I have several boxes planted that have yet to see a single visitor in over 3 years there *sigh*

Jiggs
Re: letterboxing in Halifax
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #500569 by Jiggs
May 2, 2010 3:35pm
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Some found now and our family is really enjoying our new hobby. Thanks for your efforts. We loved your stamps. How did you make them?
Public Gardens
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Jul 20, 2014 1:19pm
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I was in Halifax last week visiting my family and, of course, I looked for letterboxes in the area. I noticed there are no letterboxes at Public Gardens, which seems like an obvious place to plant. Is it because there's a park rule against letterboxing, or no one's found a hiding place free from muggles, or has no one tried yet?
Re: Public Gardens
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Reply to: #859248 by Brookeworm
Jul 23, 2018 7:01am
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Just checking out these boards and seen your post from a few years back. I was just at the gardens last month. Beautiful. My guess besides the obvious that there’s no boxers in the area, is that it is so well manicured. A plant probably would not last long. I left one at the Old Cemetery. Just waiting for a traveling boxer to find it.