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Old 25-02-2016, 09:46   #1
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Our message in a bottle is found!!

In 2014 Sailing on the Pacific midway between the Galapagos and the Marquesas we wrote notes, stuck them in a bottle and tossed it over. Last night I got an email from a constable in Queensland informing me that they found the bottle. Here is the press article.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-2...-beach/7199082

What are the odds?????
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Old 25-02-2016, 09:56   #2
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Old 25-02-2016, 10:03   #3
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Re: Our message in a bottle is found!!

It definitely fulfills all those dreams we had as kids (adult kids?). Very very good!
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Old 25-02-2016, 10:34   #4
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Bravo! I still have hope. I tossed one in the Gulf of Mexico in 1965.
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Old 25-02-2016, 14:13   #5
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Cool! May have to do that on a delivery from miami to Annapolis.
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Old 25-02-2016, 14:13   #6
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Re: Our message in a bottle is found!!

That's great!!

Banana is very close to where I found a message in a bottle on Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef.

Great fun finding one! Must have been very exciting to get the email
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Old 25-02-2016, 14:25   #7
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Re: Our message in a bottle is found!!

Pretty rare, we have dropped quite a few overboard over the years and never had one come back. Pretty cool experience!
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Old 25-02-2016, 14:29   #8
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Very nice.
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Old 25-02-2016, 14:44   #9
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That's great!!

Banana is very close to where I found a message in a bottle on Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef.

Great fun finding one! Must have been very exciting to get the email
Yes Mark it was very cool getting that email late last night. This was my first big crossing and first time tossing a bottle. I probably should just quit now while I'm statistically way ahead of the average.
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Old 25-02-2016, 15:28   #10
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That's great!!

Banana is very close to where I found a message in a bottle on Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef.

Great fun finding one! Must have been very exciting to get the email
Typo? That's Bamaga, not Banana.
(Banana is inland, south west of Rocky, about 1000 miles south of Bamaga
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Old 25-02-2016, 20:39   #11
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I dropped one overboard about a 100 miles north of Bermuda last June. Figure it'll hit Ireland next year.
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Re: Our message in a bottle is found!!

Amazing. That is a long way to go and very lucky to be found, Bamaga is as a remote place in Australia as you will ever see, although there are a few thousand people living in the place (bigger than UK I would say).

The only one we have ever dropped in the water has never reappeared. Will probably do some more next year.
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Very cool
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Re: Our message in a bottle is found!!

That is so cool, thanks for sharing! I need to add that to my list of offshore hobbies!
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Re: Our message in a bottle is found!!

I would think a significant number would end up in one of the gyres. Indeed a rare event yours was found! Bamaga is definitely out there away from most everything. Been there many years ago early 70s.
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