This blog chronicles my letterboxing adventures. It includes posts that share my travels that are letterboxing related, the letterboxes I have found and planted as well as the people I have met along the way. There are also photos included to help give a complete picture of the fun I had.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Few Boxes in Canada

Today, in between sightseeing and traveling we managed to get in some letterboxing. This morning we spent time in Toronto and ended up in the Distillery District. While there we looked for That Old Tin Can by Bumble. The box wasn't a box - just a stamp with a magnetic backing. The clues were a bit cryptic but after a few minutes of walking around we found the starting point and from there things went pretty good until the end. We were to pass #11 & #12 and the enter into some place. Where we ended up was closed and we couldn't get in. So I did a little thinking and walked around a bit and I noticed another set of numbers - so I walked past a different #11 & #12 and then everything fell into place and I found the stamp. I took it back outside and found a nice place to sit and stamp in. This was quick since it was only a stamp and no logbook and then the stamp was replaced in its hiding spot. After finding the box we continued our sightseeing and then left Toronto to head toward Niagara Falls.

We drove from Toronto to Niagara Falls (Canadian side) and then continued on to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The town was very busy and parking was challenging so we continue past the town and drove about 10 more minutes to Queenston Heights Park. Once we found a place to park we began our search for the two boxes in the park. The first box we looked for was Connecticut Yankee in Ontario by Celtic Roots. The clue stated to start at a monument. There was one close to the parking area so we walked there but it wasn't the right monument --- but the views from here were spectacular. So we continued over to a much grander monument which turned out to be the right one. From there we followed the clues but we were stumped by the last landmark which was supposed to be just before a staircase, which it wasn't. So after a bit of searching I found the boulder in question which was 18 steps before the staircase and hidden by a bush. We did have a happy ending since I was able to find the box. After stamping in and replacing the box we continued on to the next one. This time we searched for Adinkra Symbols - Good Fortune (ON) by LCAB. This was a much easier and quicker find. After nabbing the box I found a place to sit and stamp in. We then replaced the box and then decided to call it a day for letterboxing and return to Niagara Falls.

Once we arrived in Niagara Falls and got checked in to the hotel we decided to take a walk to see the Falls and get oriented to the area around the hotel. You can read about that part of the trip at Arriving in Niagara Falls - WOW!!!.

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