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Message in a bottle travels across Europe

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 11:15 PMBANG Bizarre

A message in a bottle travelled from England to Norway in eight months.

Ida Hodnebo was walking with her son Tallak on the island of Jomfruland when they came across a glass bottle with a hand-written note inside.

The message had been penned last July by Lilly Carter, who explained how her plan was to throw the bottle into the sea from the village of Chapel St. Leonards in Lincolnshire.

The note requested that whoever found the bottle post about it online and Hodnebo took to social media with photos of the message. The images were spotted on Facebook by Carter's mother Claire Pentecost.

She told Lincolnshire Live: "Both Lilly and her big sister Chloe sent messages out into the sea, but there's been no finder for Chloe's bottle yet.

"We are surprised that the lid stayed on and didn't let any water in and sink to the bottom of the sea or the fact it didn't break on the rocks."