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Travel Bug Dog Tag "Leppis Bug" Travelling Eastward

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Owner:
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Released:
Friday, 20 February 2015
Origin:
Florida, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of taruski.

This is not collectible.

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Current GOAL

This ladybug (leppäkerttu, "leppis") wants always travel eastward, no matter how north or south. Hopefully it would someday meet with her twin, whose mission is to go westward around the magnificent globe of ours.

About This Item

leppikset ready to travel

The trackable ladybug is painted on a wood block cut and shaped from resinous pine stump. The ladybug, "leppis" as well as our username is derived from a nickname and our family's lastname.

In the earlier times especially in areas from which our family's ancessors are from in Finland, in Southern Ostrobothnia tar mabufacturing was important source of income. Tar was manufactured in tar burning pit by turning resinous pine wood and stumps into tar and coal in oxygenless "burning" pit. Tar in those times was needed to protect wood in sailing ships as well as other wooden objects. Later tar was used for example to base the skis.

The smell of the tar has its own kind of odor, which some might even call good and aromatic. The ladybug (and her twin) made from resinous stump had that tar odor when released. It would be nice if comments of the scent of the ladybug would be shared along its journey with maybe some memories which the odor might bring into ones mind. Gallery images from her travel would be nice to have also!

In case of emergency the material is an excellent tinder and could be used as so but only in the case of real need.

In some cases when lighting up a fireplace in our house or in our summer cabin we use shingles carved from the same big resinous pine stump which was digged out near our house some twenty years ago and from which the ladybugs are made from.

Gallery Images related to "Leppis Bug" Travelling Eastward

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Tracking History (18985.2mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/27/2018 taruski retrieved it from Mosquitos Gazebo - Hyttysten huvimaja Finland   Visit Log

Matka jatkuu

Write note 10/27/2018 taruski posted a note for it   Visit Log

Löytyi itikoiden huvimajasta ja lähti jatkamaan matkaa

Dropped Off 08/26/2018 Eedzaa700 placed it in Mosquitos Gazebo - Hyttysten huvimaja Finland - .34 miles  Visit Log
  • Visited at Imatra, Finland
Visited 08/26/2018 Eedzaa700 took it to Karelian Farmhouse - Karjalainen kotitalo Finland - .43 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/26/2018 Eedzaa700 took it to Linnalan kampus Finland   Visit Log
Visited 08/26/2018 Eedzaa700 took it to Linnalan kampus Finland - .15 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/26/2018 Eedzaa700 took it to GeoLinnala #1 - Pikkulenkillä Finland - .31 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/26/2018 Eedzaa700 took it to GeoLinnala #8 - Ukoskan reitillä Finland - .1 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/26/2018 Eedzaa700 took it to GeoLinnala #6 - Vahva tahto Finland - .13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/26/2018 Eedzaa700 took it to GeoLinnala #9 - Testi Finland - .05 miles  Visit Log
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