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Brownie's Letterbox Cache (Wellington)
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Brownie the Little Spotted Kiwi who sometimes comes Caching with me decided there was room in Wellington for another letterbox cache. So here it is.
The origin of letterboxing can be traced to Dartmoor, Devon, England in 1854. William Crossing in his Guide to Dartmoor states that a well known Dartmoor guide (James Perrott) placed a bottle for visitors' cards at Cranmere Pool on the northern moor in 1854. From this hikers on the moors began to leave a letter or postcard inside a box along the trail (sometimes addressed to themselves, sometimes a friend or relative)—hence the name "letterboxing". The next person to discover the site would collect the postcards and post them.
Letterboxes can now be found in other areas of the United Kingdom including the North York Moors and have spread all over the world. The Scottish artist Alec Finlay has placed letterboxes with rubber stamp circle poems at locations around the world.
Interest in letterboxing in the U.S. is generally considered to have started with a feature article in the Smithsonian Magazine in April 1998. The growing popularity of the somewhat similar activity of geocaching during the 2000s has increased interest in letterboxing as well. Clues to American letterboxes are commonly published on several different websites.
To conform with the rules of both Letterboxing and Geocaching the cache contains two logbooks, one for Geocachers to sign, and a stamp logbbook and signature stamp. Please feel free to bring your own stamp and make an entry in the stamp log book.
Please do not remove the signature stamp it is not a swappable item.
Please NOTE that you must sign the logsheet for each individual cacher, Finds logged not corrosponding with the logbook may be deleted.
Please take some time before leaving to ensure that the cache is re-hidden exactly as you found it.
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Last Updated: on 11/28/2017 5:46:55 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (1:46 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum