Message in a bottle at Yaroomba
10th December 2010 http://ping.fm/NNgum
Rachael Marshall with the message in a bottle she found.
WE have all heard of Captain Ahab, the old man and the sea, John Bertrand and even Jack Sparrow.
But make way for a new seafaring legend: Captain Seaweed.
Long-time Point Arkwright resident Rachael Marshall was enjoying her regular morning walk on Yaroomba Beach recently when she found a message in a bottle.
“I thought what an exciting find. I showed everyone I saw,” Ms Marshall said.
The rosé wine bottle had been perfectly sealed with a cork and inside was a note, further protected in cling wrap.
With some trepidation, Ms Marshall carefully opened the bottle.
Happily, no one needed rescuing from a desert island or from pillaging pirates.
It was just a message from Captain Seaweed, who had quite possibly consumed the contents of the bottle – and then some.
The message reads:
“Halfway between Newcastle and Nelson Bay.
“Sea calm, light NW breeze.
“One boat, one wife, some beer, some wine, a great day.
“If you find this bottle it is not necessary to call anybody.
“Just enjoy the experience and life – as we are.
“Good luck, Captain Seaweed.”