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Old 29-07-2014, 16:51   #16
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The ARC workshop before the crossing recommended it.
Paper disintegrates, tin rusts, glass becomes sand. Packing 3+ weeks of trash for 4 people can be a challenge on a boat. I would suspect that most cruisers toss out the bio degradable stuff when out to sea.
Glass becomes sand if allowed to tumble on the bottom. Floating glass doesn't reach the bottom so guess what? You right, it becomes litter!
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Glass becomes sand if allowed to tumble on the bottom. Floating glass doesn't reach the bottom so guess what? You right, it becomes litter!
floating glass sooner or later reaches shore and most likely breaks into pieces and ultimately becomes... sand.

Throwing a message in a bottle overboard is good tradition and to me not even close to littering.
I would never throw away plastic bottles , in fact I don't use them when at sea because of the trash issue. but my kids sent off a message in the middle of the atlantic. We even included $5 but it has never returned. Maybe it's still underway after 2 years.

Shortly before reaching the caribbean we collected a plastic mustard bottle, produced and presumably thrown away in Morocco and still in good shape for another crossing. Go figure...
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While I was crossing the Atlantic with the ARC, I wrote messages in about 10 wine bottles....
Great that someone found the message and called, I can imagine the surprise.
I wonder where the other ones will turn up.

By the way, I am glad you remember the event, and even the messages. I sort of get a temp amnesia after 2 bottles, let alone 10.
I am sure it was a fun trip....
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floating glass sooner or later reaches shore and most likely breaks into pieces and ultimately becomes... sand.



Throwing a message in a bottle overboard is good tradition and to me not even close to littering.

I would never throw away plastic bottles , in fact I don't use them when at sea because of the trash issue. but my kids sent off a message in the middle of the atlantic. We even included $5 but it has never returned. Maybe it's still underway after 2 years.



Shortly before reaching the caribbean we collected a plastic mustard bottle, produced and presumably thrown away in Morocco and still in good shape for another crossing. Go figure...

Broken glass on the beach makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I like the tradition, was just pointing out that a floating glass bottle is litter.
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Nice story! Congrats! Awesome!

but...

I'm sure you would have gotten more messages by now, if you'd put $5 in each one
Forget the $5. I bet provocative pics in the bottle would get you way more responses
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I found a bottle once... On a very remote beach we needed ropes to get down to, on a remote island in the north of the Great Barrier Reef.

It contained a romantic message

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Congrats on the recovery! Please post if any more bottles are retrieved.

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Well, it would totally ruin the point of finding a message in a bottle if I leave the top off and let it sink. Silly Sailor.
Yeah But wait, there's more........I'm sure SMJ is thinking that all those underwater drones cruising at 24000 feet deep in 2039 will find them! How exiciting!
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Re: My Message in a Bottle, found

Very cool!

Next time just add some random Lat/Longs and the word, "Help!"

Maybe somewhere in the Louisiana Bayou.

Or the middle of a desert. That'll get 'em scratchin' their heads.

Oh and the people scoffing at the "litterbug?" Get over yourselves. Look at it this way. A sealed bottle with a note inside gets picked up by a beachcomber as they step over all the ones with no note.

If the beachcomber subsequently tosses it back on the beach, who is the litterbug?
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Old 29-07-2014, 20:18   #25
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Very cool!

Next time just add some random Lat/Longs and the word, "Help!"

Maybe somewhere in the Louisiana Bayou.

Or the middle of a desert. That'll get 'em scratchin' their heads.

Oh and the people scoffing at the "litterbug?" Get over yourselves. Look at it this way. A sealed bottle with a note inside gets picked up by a beachcomber as they step over all the ones with no note.

If the beachcomber subsequently tosses it back on the beach, who is the litterbug?

So it's ok to throw a bottle Into the water with a note but not ok if it doesn't have a note?
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That's cool Wendi Don't let the Litter Gestapo kill your joy
Not a chance. I have garbage karma on my side.
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good bludi grief. litter nazis .. go away. let a cool ass tradition be left alone without bashing. there is no reason to bash someone for tossing notes in bottles. i bet you have tossed out more than that.
let it be,.
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good bludi grief. litter nazis .. go away. let a cool ass tradition be left alone without bashing. there is no reason to bash someone for tossing notes in bottles. i bet you have tossed out more than that.
let it be,.
So every year lets have a "toss a bottle in the water with a note in it" day for everyone in the world to enjoy. I mean if it's ok for the occasional sailor to do it should be a world wide sport! And think of all the excitement when someone finds your bottle! Ok a little sarcasm but hopefully you get the point. It's kind of a cool thing but it is littering.
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Everytime i hear a story like this i think of this other message in a bottle story. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-...old-180950500/

Too cool id rather see a glass bottle floating than a plastic one!!

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Everytime i hear a story like this i think of this other message in a bottle story. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-...old-180950500/

Too cool id rather see a glass bottle floating than a plastic one!!

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Glass bottle takes 1 million years to decompose. A plastic bottle 450 years.
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