Went for a short shakedown paddle before my Rhode Island Trip, and used it to reposition the boats to Red Hook for a quick departure on Wednesday.
We just paddled down to a new park they are building between the Gowanus Canal and the Owl Creek Sewage plant. It is an area I had been to before when it was just wilderness. Its always sad to see these funky hidden parts of NYC get developed, but it looks like it will be a nice park, that will hopefully include a kayak landing and some facilities so that will be good.
me being cold on the rocks
|Message being released Statue of Liberty in Background|
One of my friends found another message in a bottle from 2 little girls that had been released on January 3rd. They didn't use waterproof paper or have a great seal, but we could still read the letters. I sent them each a reply letter in the USPS mail and they replied via a comment below.
Truth: Its April Fools Day.
|image of one of the letters|
Dear Alice and Mary Kate,
You will be pleased to know that my friends and I found your message in a bottle on April 4, 2012 in a new park that is being built in Sunset Park Brooklyn. The bottle had leaked a bit, but we were able to read the messages, and it was really fun to receive them.
I also send out messages in bottles everytime I go for a boat ride, or do anything on the water. I included pictures of your messages, and me in my blog:
Search down through the blog for the April 1, 2012 entry that's when we found yours.
Thank you for sending the message to us.