Monday, December 26, 2005
Message 4 Release Date 12/24/2005
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
Message 3 Release Date 12/11/2005
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.
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Message 2 Release Date 11/26/2005
Hi I released this message off of Breezy Point (Far Rockaway) in Brooklyn/Queens New York on 11/26/2005
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Map of Queens, NY US
Borrowed a kayak from Sebago canoe club. Released on incoming tide at approximately 12:15.
It was cool 40 degrees and overcast. We were kayak fishing. It was pretty quiet, but I hooked one large fish around 16:00. I fought it to the boat, but it got loose right before we got a hold of it, or even a look at it.
Friday, November 25, 2005
Message 1 Release Date 11/24/2005
Hello I released this message off of Rockaway Beach in Brooklyn/Queens New York on or about 11/24/2005 (Thanksgiving).
I was Kayak surfing.
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White water surfboat. Air 40, Water 40.
It was really windy 20-30kts and the surf was 4 or 5 ft tall. That seems like a lot when you are only about 2ft off the water in a small whitewater kayak. This is a good spot for kayak surfing there is a sandbar about 150 yds off the beach, so you can ride a wave, then when it stops breaking it leaves you in green water, instead of smashed onto the beach.
I paddled, with some difficulty, out to the first break, but the surf was too big to get past it. This was the first time I was ever cartwheled end over end in kayak. Once that happened I realized maybe it wasn't such a good idea to play out this far, so I released the bottle and went to surf on the beach break.
I got a few good rides, but It was really too big for my skill level in the slow whitewater boat. I was rolled many times, and I started to get nervous since I was alone, so I quit after about an hour or so.
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