A message in a bottle has washed up on the shores of Croatia 28 years after being thrown into the sea in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The bottle was discovered when a group of kite surfers were cleaning the beach in Neretva, near Dubrovnik, in the far south of Croatia.
Members of the kite surfing clubs “Spilt” and “Komin” were preparing for a new season and organised an action to clean the beach when they came across a pile of battered looking bottles. A young member of the club, Matea Medak-Rezic, noticed that one of the old bottles had a message inside.
“I was picking up the bottles I then realized that there was a letter in one of them. I unwrapped the wet paper and read the following message: Mary, you really are a great person. I hope we can keep in correspondence. I said I would write. Your friend always, Jonathon. Nova Scotia '85."
The message and the bottle had travelled across the Atlantic Ocean, through the straights of Gibraltar, around the Mediterranean Sea, into the Adriatic Sea and washed up on the Dalmatian coast. A journey of around 4,000 miles as the crow flies, but this bottle probably made a journey at least five times longer.
Reddit user bobica88 posted an image of the alleged note on a photo-sharing service.