Message in a bottle

Best email ever.

Helena and I sent a message-in-a-bottle from the Gotland ferry on July 30, 2012. Two weeks later, I received this email:

Hello. We found your message-in-a-bottle today on a little island off of Huvudskär. (Stockholm’s archipelago)! The kids had gone out to look for messages in bottles… Crazy.

Lisen, Peder, Carsten and Hjalmar

The bottle covered a distance of more than 100 miles (160 km) from one place that was in the middle of nowhere to arrive on a tiny island (that is also kind of in the middle of nowhere) to be found by some children who had gone out searching, with the intention of finding a message-in-a-bottle.

What’s even crazier is that the day after I posted this photo, my boss came to me flabbergasted, because he knows the family who found it.