Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Release Date 10/10/2006

Released this bottle in the Hudson River just off of Jersey City at 18:50. That is the large Colgate clock in the background.

I took some people to dinner for a prize they won in the a silent auction we did for the Gowanus Dredgers fundraiser a few weeks ago. We were on our way to dinner.

It was a really nice night. We saw the sun set, and the moon rise. The moon was really red and beautiful. The full moon a few days ago was the Harvest Moon.

The restaurant in the lightship was closed, so we had to go to the fancy place next door. I was surprised they let us in there wearing shorts and wet shoes, but they did.

Truth: There is a reason you see some fish (like the sea robin) on a menu.

Release Date 10/4/2006

Released this message in front of the George Washington Bridge around 14:00 on an increassing ebb tide. If you look carerfully you can see the bottle in the air just in front of the bridge support.

I paddled up to a park in the Palisades with some friends to have a bbq lunch. It was another really nice day. I saw a few Monarchs, but nothing like the day before out on the ocean.

Truth: A public rally can be very moving.

Release Date 10/3/2006

I released the message while kayak fishing off of breezy point in the Rockaways. It was a beautiful day. Very little wind, sunny, and quite warm for October. We paddled out from Plum beach on the ebb and did some fishing.

The fishing wasn't good, and we probably should have gone surfing instead. I caught the funky looking sea robin, and my friend caught one small stripped bass.

The monarch butterflies were migrating and it was really cool to see them all on their way. As it happens there was an article in the NY Times about it that same day. It takes 3 generations for the complete trip from Mexico, to North America, and back to Mexico. These guys were on their way to Mexico, where they would lay eggs and die.