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Message in a bottle leaves Spain…and gets to Russia

A BRITISH schoolgirl, just four-years-old, sent a message in a bottle from the coast of Spain, which amazingly, travelled more than 2,000 miles to a Russian river.

Taylor Powell (pictured) had thrown the bottle, containing a picture of her and a hand-written note, into the sea off Barcelona, while on a family holiday.

The note invited whoever found the bottle to respond, with the name of their country and a picture.

The UK-based SWNS news agency reported that a Moscow couple, named Sasha and Alex, found the message and replied to Taylor’s 31-year-old father Ritchie.

Mr Powell, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, told SWNS: “When I told Taylor someone had replied to the message, her face lit up. She was so happy.

“I asked them to send proof, and received a pin of their location to my phone. We were absolutely ecstatic.

“We had told Taylor her the bottle would pass by mermaids and sharks, and for it to turn up in Moscow is magical for her. She’s so excited.”

The bottle may have travelled around the Bay of Biscay and west of Ireland, before going across the North Sea, an expert at the National Oceanography Centre told the Telegraph Newspaper.

Dr Adrian New said: “From Spain, there is a generally-northwards current, which could take the bottle along Portugal, around the shelf break in the Bay of Biscay, then up through the Rockall Trough, west of Ireland, then up to the north of Scotland and Shetland.

“Here, it could then turn southwards into the North Sea, and, possibly, transit into the Baltic and then arrive in Russia.”

GOT MAIL: The note was later found in Moscow

The bottle may have travelled around the Bay of Biscay and west of Ireland, before going across the North Sea, an expert at the National Oceanography Centre told the Telegraph Newspaper.

Dr Adrian New said: “From Spain there is a generally northwards current which could take the bottle northwards along Portugal, around the shelf break in the Bay of Biscay, then up through the Rockall Trough west of Ireland, then up to the north of Scotland and Shetland.

“Here it could then turn southwards into the North Sea and possibly transit into the Baltic and then arrive in Russia.”

 

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