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.


Anonymous said...

Wow! You certainly seem to cast off a lot of messages! But i was just wondering, you know how you said that it is amazing how much trash is thrown into the ocean (i agree. You wouldn't believe the stuff i find on the beaches)? Well, in a way, isn't throwing bottles into the ocean a bit like littering? I'd like to hear your opinion on that in one of your later blogs.
Also, has anyone ever replied to your messages? I'd like to send off a message of my own and I'm trying to collect feedback.

Tim Gamble said...

Dear Anonymous,
I only use empty bottles that I find as trash on the beach, and I usually pick-up a few extra pieces, so the net result is less trash.

Some, but not that many have been found. The ones that I release on near a beach are the most likely to be found.

You have to look through the entries and the comments section to find them, about 1 in 7.

bonnie said...

Interesting, semi-related post on a Greenpeace blog: Garbalogy 101. Interesting to read a firsthand account including reference to the Pacific trash vortex.

Found via Proper Course.