The Jeremy Vine show on the U.K’s radio 2 is featuring a discussion on how a message in a bottle has been reunited with its sender – twenty three years after he threw it into the sea in Orkney. Almost as old as this sting video from way back:
But are messages in a bottle simply litter as some environmentalists are phoning into the show to complain. If you work on a cruise ship and throw anything into the sea you lose your job. If everyone sent messages in bottles to reach out to others there could be cut feet on the beach.
These days we can communicate in other ways with far quicker responses with the help of the internet, mobile phones and youghurt cartons joined yogether with pieces of string.
Is a message in a bottle a thing of the past or a timeless way of reaching out to someone, somewhere?
Do tell, answers in comments only. Sent messages in bottles will not be returned or replied to – should sending messages in bottles be allowed or banned?