What a day it's been! I went down to sit near the river early this morning and took my laptop with me to watch some webcasts I'd downloaded. While there I noticed a rowboat sitting near the shore with just a couple of oars in it. Now normally I would never think of doing anything like this, but for some reason I was feeling adventurous. I sat down in the rowboat just to see how it felt. I noticed a snorkel and set of flippers in the bottom of the boat. It was very warm out and I hadn't slept much last night so I became kind of drowsy.
Well, I ended up falling asleep and when I awoke a few hours later, I was adrift at sea !! Looking around, I saw nothing but water in all directions....not a sight of land, or other boats, or anything. Not knowing which way shore was, I grabbed the oars and started to row in a direction I hoped was landward. After a couple of hours, I gave up from exhaustion and just drifted with the current.
At some point, I must have fallen asleep again, until I felt a bump which woke me up. I had washed up on the shore of this small island. Below is a picture of me on the island, along with a friendly dog who came sniffing up to me about an hour after I had landed there.
Still don't know where I am, or how far from civilization this island is located. But from a little exploration, I discovered the island does have plenty of fruit growing here so I won't go hungry, at least. It's also quite warm, sort of tropical I guess you'd call it. I'm going to go off to do a bit more exploration of this place, so I'll place this post in a bottle I found and throw it into the ocean, where hopefully someone will find it and send help.