Monday, December 26, 2005
Hi I released this bottle off of the Battery in New York City around 12:00PM on Christmas eve, 2005.
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Right off the Battery in New York City. You can see the Statue of Liberty in the background of the picture.
I was paddling with two friends from Pier 96 in Manhattan to Brooklyn. We paddled down to some old abandoned piers below the Gowanus Canal. This is a good spot to find old pottery and bottles, but when we got there the tide was a too high, and we didn't find very much stuff.
The weather was unseasonably warm. It must have been about 60 when we finished our lunch.
On the way back we found a giant block of Styrofoam and had fun crashing into it with our kayaks.
We went back up the Buttermilk Channel and stopped at Pier 26 to check out our old boathouse that had been torn down. The building was reduced to a pile of bricks and lumber.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
I released this bottle in the Hudson River 12/11/2005 on an ebbing tide off the Battery in NYC around 12:00PM When did you find it??
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Contrary to what I wrote in the note I released it on the way back in a flooding current in the Buttermilk Channel at around 14:00.
I was paddling with two friends from Pier 96 in Manhattan to Brooklyn. The original plan was to go to south brooklyn and look for old bottles on one of the old piers" We were delayed so we decided to stop at Pier 41 in Red Hook. The air was about 35 with a 5-10 knot wind from the south. Skies were mostly sunny. The very gracious, Steve, from Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies sold us a pie to share for lunch and let us sit in his woodstove heated clubhouse.
We ate lunch there. Steve's dog Mango had just had a litter of very cute Jack Russell Terriers. After lunch Mango or I, I'm not actually sure who, broke one of Steve's vintage FLORIDA Alligator ashtrays. I was blamed for it, and Steve threw us out.
We had a nice current for the paddle back up the Buttermilk then up the Hudson River.