Today, I got up way too early for a long weekend to make it downtown for an appointment to get my hair done. Once I got that out of the way, it was time for some letterboxing! (Finally!)
|The beautiful Music Garden in Toronto|
Next, I swam (swam because it was so bloody hot out - 40 C with the humidex and smog alerts galore) up Spadina and over to the Skydome to find another of tapehead's boxes, Chinese Railroad Memorial. To be honest, I used to see this monument on a regular basis but I never knew what the monument was for. Thanks to letterboxing, now I do.
I then crawled (okay, it was really hot and I was slowly disintegrating here) along Bremner to the CN Tower to give a try at Big Blue Team's CN Tower letterbox. I had been really worried about finding the right spot, but I found it really quickly. However, there was sentry guarding its location. I tried to wait her out, but the time was ticking on my parking pass and I needed to get back. After half an hour, I gave up. I will return...
|He's just sad he has no head.|
Back in my car, I headed one more time down to the bottom of Cherry Street again to try again at the third box of the Shot in Toronto series - I found the first two over a year ago. I was assured that the box was there and there have been subsequent finds on it, so I was eager to get rid of that red check mark on the box and get the remaining stamp for my logbook. No good: I did not find the box, but I did find an angry nest of European Fire Ants. And got bitten. Four times. Man they hurt. Next time I try this box, it will be in the winter, I assure you. [Apparently these things are getting worse here, more info here.]
Also, on my way home, I stopped into Currie's and found some delightful letterboxing supplies...
Tomorrow, Port Hope and beyond! Happy trails!