If you’ve ever solid a bottle into the ocean with a message in it and questioned what occurred to it, it may nonetheless be the the water, judging by a bottle that was found on a Scottish seashore after 21 years. The plastic bottle was thrown from the Larne-Stranraer ferry by a teen heading off on holidays in March 1997, and was found washed up in Portlogan within the Rhinns of Galloway over 20 years later.
Named Chris Lewis, the finder is a 37-year-old excessive walker from Killay, close to Swansea, Wales, who is elevating cash for charity on a UK coastal trek. He was on a Scottish leg of the charity stroll along with his pal Kenny, when Kenny’s canine Toby found the bottle on the seashore. They found that it had a message inside written 21 years in the past by a 13-year-old Belfast boy, Martin George, who was heading off on a household holiday.
Chris managed to trace Martin down via the assistance of Belfast Live web site and determined to travel to town and return the bottle in individual. “It was so incredible to realise that this letter was written by a Belfast boy all those years ago and I wanted to get it back to him somehow,” he informed the web site. “Martin is now 34 and has a little boy of his own now so it’ll be a lovely story for him to tell. Handing it over to him was such a good feeling and Martin plans to frame the letter.”
Martin gave Chris a bottle of wine on the particular handover as a thanks present, and stated he by no means dreamed he’d hear concerning the bottle once more, by no means thoughts holding it in his palms. “When we watched the video of Chris opening the bottle, it was very emotional,” he stated.
Chris is strolling roughly 14,000km to lift cash for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, after it supported him when he fell into despair after leaving the military. You can observe his adventures right here.