2nd Note In a Bottle Found

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  1. Abaco

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    Each year I go LR fishing I put a note in a wine bottle and launch it from the transom after dinner one night. I've launched seven so far over the years. A few years back I reported here that one of my notes was found in Saipan six months after launching it way off the coast of Baja one night (from the Royal Star). Well, I launched one again in July from the RS and it was found about a month later from a guy in Bahia Tortugas, on the coast of Baja Sur. Didn't get very far. I was getting these calls on my phone from Mexico and thinking "WTH?". Didn't register at first. So, I answered at the guy at the other end says in very broken English, "I no know English...". So, I ran around my office to find a lady I work with who speaks Spanish and had her translate. The guy gave us his address so I'm going to have my buddy help me draft a letter to him. Pretty cool...
     
  2. backlashjack

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    Litterbug

    JK, that's kinda cool
     
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    NO TIENE BASURA!
     
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    Let me help a little. No tiene Basra translates to "he doesn't have any trash"

    I think you're looking for No Tire Basura. Don't throw trash, (no littering)
     
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    He doesn't have anymore trash. He threw it overboard LOL
     
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    Very cool. I have tossed about half a dozen over the side. I also tossed one in Lake Erie.

    Got two back. One was not a bottle, but a small 3" glass COA vile, AKA, water sample vile, that I tossed into the SF bay in San Rafael. It traveled into the South Bay and washed up in San Leandro about three months later. The other was the one in the Great Lakes. I tossed it out while fishing Lake Erie. It made its way to the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and a guy found it in the Flats. A bar and Resturant party area along the river banks.

    Neither made it that far, but still was cool.
     
  8. Kris K

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    Thats pretty cool. I think you and i talked about it but the currents and path of travel are really interesting. I got on a run of "lost at sea" books and tore through 6 or 7 in a row. It seems fairly unpredictable which direction the sea will take you. I might have to follow your lead next trip... fun stuff
     
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    How much money did you put in with the note?8-)
     
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    Flotsametrics was an awesome read and could help you plan your next bottle drop.
     
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    Hey, I know! Let's all do it ...
     
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    Funny responses, thanks. It is a great idea to add money. From now on I'll put a dollar in there too. I love getting foreign currency. Yeah Kris, the currents are a trip. that Saipan bottle was really a needle in a haystack because Saipan is basically the last chance to hit land on the northern tip of the Marianas. After that, it's off to north Pacifica never-to-be-found place. That one washed up on a small beach called "Old Man By the Sea". Check it out.

    This one was found by a guy in Bahia Tortugas. The place looks like a little fishing village - dirt streets. Has one gas station, though. Honestly, it's the kind of place I picture myself hanging out in retirement, escaping the rat race. My grandfather lived most of his retirement in Mazatlán, died there. They do have their share of dead bodies showing up at this Bahia Tortugas, though (googled the place). Probably either drunks or drug runners.

    This bottle was probably launched fairly close to shore (it was dark, always is after I drink the wine). But, the one that ended up in Saipan was launched after heading pretty far southwest a few days, probably near Alejos Rocks.
     
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    Yeah, I remember you mentioning the books. I love to read. I, after escaping reading it in my youth, just finished 1984. Scared the crap out of me. For the last 10 years I shut the tv off, other than for golf and boxing, and just read books. Now, I'm even more of an outcast.
     
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    Oui
     
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