Saturday, January 24, 2009

Message in a Bottle

I am knocked out of my chair reading the email below. I am reading this from the warmth of my hotel room overlooking the frigid, gale tossed English Channel. This email was sent from a tropical South Pacific Tongan beach area...

Hello,We have found your bottle on a beach in the north of Eua (Tonga) the 23rd December 2008 at 10.30 AM (local time). A long way...We hope that the champagne was good !Virginie & Fabien from France










This bottle and its contents where thrown to sea on 7 June 2007, at the half way point on passage from The Galapagos Islands to Nuka Hiva Marquesas (a 3000+ mile passage).



The bottle was found on 23 Dec 2008, it traveled 4,200 miles and was discovered 17 months after it was ceremonially jettisoned. Pretty darn COOL!

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