Pirate's Paradise  LbNA # 37197 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerTeam Ginkgo    
Placed DateDec 16 2007
LocationKey West, FL
Found By ladysgbug
Last Found Feb 8 2008
Hike Distance?

got an email that it was found again April 2008 but they didn't log the find...so, safe and sound so far!

We planted this letterbox on the one year anniversary of our first letterbox find. It is close to the port where the Disney Magic docks as we were taking our first cruise. This is a very kid friendly box, the only warning is this is a VERY busy location. We found it to be much quieter after dark on our way back to the ship at the end of the day and would recommend this for you as well, however, this means you will likely need a flashlight. Just be judicious so the box can hang around for a while.

Where Whitehead meets Greene you'll find treasures displayed
In Mr. Fisher's courtyard the box is laid.

If a maritime is what you seek
climb the stairs to have a peek.

Guarded by cannons you will spy
Anchors of metal--walk on by.

In the clutches of a strangling fig
Find your prize--you won't have to dig.

The southern tree you seek is guarded by a cannon low
Between this and the tree is where you must go.

Close to the wall, but not all the way behind
Is a small pocket of hiding divine.

Scrape out the dry leaves that provide its disguise
And in this hiding spot find your prize.

You will need these leaves for proper re-hidation
So our box doesn't make an unscheduled migration.

When you are done be sure to be stealthy
So this box can remain a long time and healthy.

Be sure to cover it and hide it completely
Everything you do should be done discretely.

No box should suffer from improper re-hidation
Lost boxes are such a point of frustration.

Do your part to help elongate its life
So future boxers can be spared lost box strife.

Please be sure to let us know
How it is your search did go.

On LBNA use contact the placer
So as to leave a bit of a tracer

NOTE: A couple people have attempted the box with no luck but I think it is just because it is so well camouflaged. It is not a traditional box--it is a Ziploc freezer bag covered in camouflage tape so it fits into a VERY narrow crevice in the tree. You have to dig out a lot of leaves that are shoved in after it and pry it out. As you are facing the tree on the correct side it is near the ground on the right side of the "U" of tree roots.