Colin finds a jar

Back in February, I went on a three-day trip to London and released the first jars outside Bristol. At the time, my friend Colin Beveridge said ‘ooh, I’m going to be in London in March, I shall take my friend jar-hunting’ and I thought ‘hmm, good luck with that – there’s no way those jars will still be there’.

However, I was wrong because Colin did go jar-hunting and he did indeed find a jar!

Jar No 56
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 56, Feb 2011

Number on lid of jar*: 56

I’ve seen or collected a jar*: Collected a jar

Your name (optional): Colin Beveridge

Date jar found (optional): 9 March

If you collected a jar, what motivated you to pick it up? (optional): I’d gone looking for it!

Where is the jar now? (optional): In my bag. This will change… :o)

This is the first time that someone I know has found a jar and I was so excited and thrilled. Colin had no extra help from me but he did rope in LaVonne Ellis to do some long-distance jar hunting. Apparently they spent about an hour and a half on Google Maps working it out and then dragged in several of our mutual Twitter gang to confirm that they had the right location. Now there’s some jar dedication.

Of course, there was still no guarantee that the jar would still be there but fortunately he was in luck. Colin went jar-hunting with a friend and a cuddly Koala called Impala – you can see their jar adventure photographs here.

Colin on jar-hunting: “It was like a very geeky Sherlock Holmes adventure”

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16 Responses to Colin finds a jar

  1. Jade Craven says:

    Darn it – I wanna go jar hunting! Those pictures looked hilarious, and it’s awesome to see a community build around your project :-)

    • kirsty says:

      If there’s any way I can get the money together, I would love to get back to Australia this year, Jade because I have close family out in Sydney. It’s not looking very likely at the moment but you never know.

    • It’s a lot of fun! I hope the jars gradually start spreading around the world :)

  2. Can I just say I’m totally jealous? I saw them start that treasure hunting thing on Twitter, and really wished I could be there. I wanna go jar hunting tooooo!

    Methinks a trip to the UK is in my near future. And you better believe I’ll be watching for some easy to find locations! ;) (of course if you went to London again it’d make things easier; I know London fairly well… )
    Or if all else fails, I’ll recruit Colin and LaVonne too! :)

    P.S. Awesome job Colin and Impala Koala!

  3. LaVonne says:

    The best part is that Colin is coming to the U.S. soon and plans to bring the jar with him and put it out again here!

  4. Sandi Amorim says:

    This project is turning into a global community adventure! Wow. Just wow.

    • kirsty says:

      It really is, Sandi, I love that so many people follow along even though they’re in different countries.

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