There’s something romantic, even adventurous about sealing a personal note inside a bottle and tossing it into the ocean blue. Carried off by salty lops, the bottle bobs aimlessly along to the whim of the winds, the tides and fate. No one knows where it may end up, or if one day another beachgoer out for a casual stroll might stoop down and pick up that very bottle when it finally reaches shore thousands of miles away. Yes, serendipity is sexy.
More than 40% of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometres of a seashore. So the odds of finding a message in a bottle launched into a current travelling near your coast are somewhat good. Indeed, finding these messages is not that unusual, but the story behind every bottle – who sent it, where it came from, how far and how long it travelled, who found it and what they did with it – is received like a new mystery to solve or a mission to complete.
Your Message in a Bottle is the first website to hopefully bring together senders and receivers of messages in bottles, share news of a found bottle in an instant – right back to the sender – and track the course of such bottles on their meandering journey. For the first time, people are able to go along for the ride.