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Sunday, October 2, 2016Queensland, Australia

After being amused by the "cache guardians" at the last two nearby caches I visited, I was prepared for more of the same here. But I wasn't prepared for what actually happened.

I quickly spotted the imaginative, unique container and set to work on opening it up. Lifting the lid, I saw the cache guardian. "Oh, this time it's a giant spider." Then I picked up the inner container so that I could open it and sign the log. The spider MOVED. Instantly, this traditional letterbox became air mail. Back home in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, we don't have spiders that are four inches around. So, I didn't care whether this one was poisonous or friendly - it spooked me! I am pretty sure I saw him scurry away from me, but an incident later on in the day makes me wonder. There was a similar spider perched on the shoulder belt of my rental car. Did my new friend from this cache hitch a ride with me?

This is a very well-done letterbox cache. But when I add on the indelible memory of jumping in the air when I saw my first big Australian spider, the cache hunt became truly memorable. I'm awarding a favorite point here as well as a spot on my "Top 5% Greatest Cache Hunts" bookmark list. Thanks for a unique experience!

infoA letterbox is another form of treasure hunting using clues instead of coordinates. In some cases, however, a letterbox has coordinates, and the owner has made it a letterbox and a geocache. To read more about letterboxing, visit the Letterboxing North America web site.
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