Summer Drop-Offs

Ferry from Hull to Rotterdam, near Rotterdam, in the early morning hours, 1 or 2 hours from the port

Like every summer, we made a trip to Germany this August, and of course I used the opportunity to drop in some bottles. Unfortunately I don’t have too many photos of the actual dispatch this time. All images from the ferry for example are hopelessly blurred by the motion of the ship and my hand.

Bottle No. 89 "ward", just before its drop into the North Sea

Bottle No. 89 “ward”, just before its drop into the North Sea

The bottle that you can see in the image above is bottle no. 89. Here is another image, taken at home, shortly after closing it:

I weighted the contents before closing the bottle, and I am fairly sure that it can float. But it is rather heavy and will swim deep in the water. I didn’t see it pop back up to the water’s surface after I dopped it in from the sun deck of the “Pride of Hull”, and I hope it does indeed float.

A couple days later, I put in three more bottles from two different locations in Wiesbaden:

dispatch of bottle no. 92 from the Maaraue, an island in the river Rhine near Mainz

The bottle should be in the photo below, but I fail to spot it, to be honest. Maybe you can see it?

dispatch of bottle no. 92 from the Maaraue, an island in the river Rhine near Mainz

In a down pour of summer rain that quickly turned into a thunderstorm we made our way to the railway bridge near Mainzspitze where the river Main meets the river Rhine. We counted the seconds between lightning and thunder and noticed with growing concern that it was quite near, and we planned to stand on an iron bridge arching over a wide river.

But then we just made sure we were quickly off again, and this impacted on the photo quality. But we do have some gloomy shots of me throwing in the bottles.

Me walking out to the middle of the bridge

view from Südbrücke Mainz

here you can see me throwing in bottles No. 88, 90, 91

Usually I was lucky with bottles into the Rhine. I hope also these will encounter happy finders! (If you are interested, click here to find images of the bottles right after they were made.)

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