My friend once threw a message in a bottle into the sea off of the coast of Massachusetts and received a letter from the finder somewhere down in the southern states. I've always wanted to try it so Rio and I did a little project. He wrote the letter, drew some pictures, and enclosed a little cash for postage should the finder need it. I drank the scotch..hehe...and devised a sealing system involving playdough and wax drippings. Maybe nothing will happen. Maybe something will. It's such a wonderful and mysterious idea no matter what happens. In 1784, a Japanese sailor sent a distress message in a bottle when he and his crew faced shipwreck. The bottle was found by a seaweed collector some 150 years later on the coast of the sailor's hometown. Maybe my parents will be sailing through Central America three years from now and find our bottle with a message from their now ten year old grandson. It could happen.
Now we are ready to send Brent off past the breakers on his surfboard to toss it into the ocean. It's a story without an ending.