Aug 12 19
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Today should have been my second day of mountain rescue training. However, the fully fledged team members (i.e. not me!) had been on a call-out the previous night until past 5AM, so the training session was cancelled. When I got home Laetitia was finishing a few hours of work. This meant that a brief spell of dry weather had vanished, only to be replaced by heavy rain by the time we were ready to get out…

Our options for a half day in the rain were limited, we chose another foray in to the fells looking for a lakeland letterbox. Today’s objective was supposedly hidden on one of Lingmoor Tarn’s small islands.

There’s a letterbox out there somewhere…

As we approached Lingmoor Tarn we realised that there would be no way to get to the islands without getting wet – they were well beyond ‘leaping’ distance… I said to Laetitia, “It looks like you’re gonna have to swim for it.” Knowing full well there was no way I was going to get in the water she replied, “Hmm, it does doesn’t it!”

Laetitia surveying the islands of Lingmoor Tarn searching for the letterbox.

Swimming between the small islands.

But the search was fruitless. Maybe the letterbox has floated away due to raised water levels during this impossibly wet summer?

Series - Lakeland Letterboxes

  1. Lakeland Letterboxes
  2. Letterboxing and Flammkuchen
  3. Navigation Practice
  4. Three More Sunny Days
  5. Grizedale Letterboxing
  6. Wansfell Letterbox
  7. More Grizedale Letterboxes
  8. Helvellyn Letterboxes
  9. Martindale Letterboxes
  10. Coniston Coppermines Letterboxes
  11. Walna Scar Road
  12. Summer Evenings
  13. Letterboxes, Birthdays, Climbing Wall & eBay star
  14. Charmer’s Grave
  15. Lingmoor Tarn
  16. Holme Fell Scramble and Letterboxing
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