Sunday, April 08, 2012

Release Date 4/1/2012

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.



Anonymous said...

Dear Tim,
we recieved your letter today and we were extremely excited! we dropped the bottle into the hudson river near 70th street on the upper west side of manhattan. thank you for responding we really appreciated it!
maybe one day we will find one of your messages!
Alice and MaryKate

alice and MaryKate said...

Dear Tim,
We recieved your letter today and we were extremely excited! We dropped our letters into the hudson near 70th street on the upper west side. Thank you for sending us a reply we really appreciate it! Maybe one day we will be able to find one of your messages!
MaryKate and Alice

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Message in a bottle said...

Wow this is amazing, thought this just happens in a movie. I am a little concern though if those bottles won't pollute the water or something since those are plastics. I love the water and the sea and its just great that no matter how big it is you were able to get the message in the bottle and were able to meet a new friend.