Once upon a time (7 years, 11 months, and 17 days ago to be exact), a young boy wrote a message. He stuffed it in a bottle then, with a light toss, the message was sent on a journey across the world.
This letter floated across the Pacific Ocean, bobbing up and down with the waves. Following a path more than 5,666 km (3,521 miles) long, the message likely passed by bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and dugongs before the tides delivered it to the shores of Naviso.
Receiving this letter, we feel humbled by the realization that its journey, which took years to travel, can now be made in mere seconds with the Internet. It is amazing to see how technology has progressed! The messages we receive and send from the shores of Maewo serve as special reminders, showing how far we have come 🙂
Post Author: Beth Hotchkiss. You can read more about Beth and our other volunteers here!