On Friday 5th August whilst walking his dog at East Haven beach near Carnoustie, my oldest and kindest friend found a message in a bottle. Rather than open it himself though he donated it to me so that I could use it as part of my Masters project.
The bottle was from two boys named Henry and Michael. They had each included a message and the gift of some sweets for the finder. In return they wished to know where their bottle had been found.
Because the bottle had not traveled far or for very long I decided it would be a good idea to put the boys message back in and include one of my own along with my found objects. I am afraid that I had to replace the sweets as they had been scoffed!
I wanted a special location for this bottle and found a spot north of Aberdeen that had a shipwreck. It seemed only fitting that the finder should be the one to relaunch the bottle. He wrote the following to mark the event:
sending a message
into the future
by the slowest
a sea born stray
will come it's way
in heavy seas
take it in your
'hey, am i doing the art yet?' by Neil McAinsh