Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Letterboxing

There are a couple of cache types we've not found yet. There's the "Earth Cache" which does not hold a physical box nor log to sign, but introduces the cacher to an earthly concept such as erosion, coral reefs, beach restoration, and other, mostly ecological or geographical sites. The main reason we haven't hit one of these is because, surprisingly, there are none yet here on Okinawa.

The other type of cache we've not "found" is the "Letterbox Cache" where there is a stamp located in the cache box along with a notebook. You take along your own notebook and stamp, then you stamp the cache's log and use their stamp to stamp yours. Well, we've not done one of these mostly because we never had a "Muggle Family" stamp. Until now. Here it is, my first ever attempt at stamp carving:

From this..........
..........To this

Maybe now we can get out there and do a letterbox or two.

5 comments:

Erika Jean said...

you stamp turned out nicely! I enjoy earth caches - so hopefully you get the chance to do one soon! (could you put your own out?)

Just John said...

Ok; the stamp is a cool concept!

I think there used to be a letterbox hybrid out near White Beach somewhere....

I've often wondered about the earth cache too. I know a plaque at Chibana Castle talks about that being one of the spots where the soil type transitions from the norther to the southern part of the island. There might be something to that!

Larzanth said...

I'm curious to know where you had your stamp made. I'm looking to make one of my own.

Hi, My name is: Tim said...

Had it made on my couch with an eraser and a razor blade.

P.J. said...

That stamp looks awesome. Letterboxes -- and earthcaches -- are a ton of fun to do!