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After 12 years, message in a bottle makes it from Ilfracombe to Chesil Beach

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 27, 2014

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A teenager from Wiltshire has learned the bottle he threw into the sea when he was aged seven has taken 12 years to float few hundred miles around the South West peninsula. Brandon DuQuenin cannot remember chucking the plastic bottle into the waves on the beach in Ilfracombe back in 2001, but it was found by Lucy Blayney in the washed-up rubbish on Chesil Beach after recent storms. She wrote to Brandon, asking him to 'tell his mummy' to send her an email and felt 'a bit silly' when the reply came that little Brandon was now 19.

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