INTRIGUING FIND: Jason Ivey holds the message in a bottle he and his niece Tiah Crowther discovered on Farnborough Beach.
INTRIGUING FIND: Jason Ivey holds the message in a bottle he and his niece Tiah Crowther discovered on Farnborough Beach. Chris Ison Rokcmessage

Surprise message in a bottle found on the Capricorn Coast

WHEN Yeppoon's Jason Ivey took a stroll along a Capricorn Coast beach recently, he didn't expect to stumble across a message in a bottle.

He also didn't expect to end up in the memoirs of the person who released the bottle - a New South Wales woman named Anne Field.

Anne, who also has an online video about her message in a bottle, said she had done it to remember her very special links to Wakefield, Yorkshire in England.

In particular, the memory of her late partner of 36 years, Harold Ward.

"This bottle is going out to sea on the one-year anniversary of his death on September 30, 2011," the note read.

"Harold was a larrikin and would appreciate that I was commemorating his passing in such a way."

Jason said he was surprised to read the bottle's contents.

"You think about finding them but you don't really think it will happen."

Jason was walking along the beach north of the Mercure Resort with his niece Tiah when they found the intriguing bottle.

"It had two pages of paper and a pencil in it," Jason said.

Jason contacted Anne and she told him she had put two bottles out to sea with different stories in them.

"She said she would like to meet me some time now that I have become a part of her story," Jason said.

"She plans to write an e-book on Amazon about it."

The bottle was released in the ocean off Eden in southern NSW, with a line that read: "May the finder of this bottle find the contents interesting."

To watch the video Anne put together, go to http://www.annefield.net.au.



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