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A welcome return
Junior Challenger made a welcome return to Letterboxing last week with a short stroll on Bodmin Moor. I was aware of two Cornish Letterboxes on Berry Down - a 282 metre hill just North of St Neot. With hopes as high as the lofty destination, we set off thro...
A welcome return
A welcome return
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Laid to rest
Today, on a sparkling, sunny day in Devon, a beautiful and dignified funeral service took place. Well over 100 people saw Godfrey and Anne's seagrass caskets arrive in style, one in a horse-drawn hearse. The order of service included a deeply personal and m...
Laid to rest
Laid to rest
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Not the walk I'd intended...
...but the walk that I needed. Yes. I was relieved to be back on Dartmoor turf. Climbing over High Down towards Brat Tor.  I have been here too often of late and there are numerous other places I need to go, but I had hopes of visiting the Rattlebrook, Dunn...
Not the walk I'd intended...
Not the walk I'd intended...
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On the road - Part I
I've been hearing and reading plenty recently about the environmental impact of our roads.  Whether it be air pollution, biodiversity on our verges, or routes through protected landscapes, subject matter has been everywhere.  Now, to my shame, I drive lots,...
On the road - Part I
On the road - Part I
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Absent-minded
Absent-minded: (adjective) having or showing a forgetful or inattentive disposition. Another month of 2018 is reaching a conclusion, and I am reminded that a blog post was necessary.  My blog posts are usually prompted by a visit to Dartmoor.  My absence fr...
Absent-minded
Absent-minded
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Musings from a bygone age
When we pause to consider why participation in Letterboxing has stalled or declined in the recent decades, its easy to blame the Letterbox thief, or modern pressures on time and disposable income. The truth is, for many Letterboxers, the hobby has evolved t...
Musings from a bygone age
Musings from a bygone age
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Caves & Tunnels Of Dartmoor: Over and out
My Caves & Tunnels charity walk is now off sale.  Thank you to everyone who bought a copy of the clues.  The walk remained on site for the full 6 months, so thank you also for looking after the Letterboxes and their sites. The walk raised a total of £307.50...
Caves & Tunnels Of Dartmoor: Over and out
Caves & Tunnels Of Dartmoor: Over and out
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Mmmm.. Magic boots
I bought myself some new walking boots in January, and I've been wearing them regularly and often since.  I am quite particular about my Letterboxing footwear, so I though long and hard about the decision. For the past 20 years of Letterboxing, I've only wo...
Mmmm.. Magic boots
Mmmm.. Magic boots
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A focus on the future... funding and finance
A failed Dartmoor venture: F inancial and stone ruins of Rattlebrook Peat Works, finally destroyed by the Army in the 1960s. We live in austere times.  Uncertainty, stagnation, a response to the great recession, political ideology, "Brexit", whatever the re...
A focus on the future... funding and finance
A focus on the future... funding and finance
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A focus on the (flora and fauna) future...
My 12 months of challenges is over.  I've challenged myself, and I feel more motivated than ever.  I've thought a great deal, and considered the hobby and it's place in my life a lot.  I've seen places, people, and 'boxes in a new and refreshing light.  I c...
A focus on the (flora and fauna) future...
A focus on the (flora and fauna) future...
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