Message in a bottle
The year 2011 has just ended and our ship goes on with its journey.
Almost three years have passed since leaving its home port. At the time, only its captain was on board but friends soon joined him on this amazing adventure.
The boat is quite small but big enough to accomodate all the four of us. We feel very comfortable inside and still have space for guests wanting to pay us a visit. We don’t have a coffee machine but can serve you filtered water and are always happy to offer a good conversation. If you happen to see our boat pass by, you will easily recognize it: music can always be heard coming from inside and the hull is plastered with many colorful drawings and designs.
On March 2009, we made a surprising discovery! While sailing through the ocean, we found Green Island, a secret place missing from any maps but where so much happens every single day. There, we’ve made acquaintance with a young friendly baker named Gombby who invited us to eat his tasty croissants! He told us how much he enjoys skating, snowboarding, driving his electric motorcycle, filming movies and even piloting rockets! He introduced us his many friends (one of them is a cute octopus) and together they told us their awesome stories in the island.
During the last months, days at sea were exciting. We talked, discussed, searched and learned a lot in the comfort of our boat. Some wrote, some drew, some read but over time, all of us began to feel more and more homesick, each day a little more than the day before. We were forced to admit: music was no longer alone in filling the empty spaces. Nostalgia was reclaiming its place in the air too… We had to find a way to cope with the loneliness of the deep blue waters. So we asked people from all around the world to share with us their lives’ most beautiful moments. From September 2011, each passing day, little by little, kind people from all around the world started sharing beautiful moments of their lives with us. They write or send us pictures about so many places which have much more than just a name, a latitude and a longitude. They all have memories!
As much as we love to live on land, we aspire for more. We love our boat because it allows us to travel to faraway places, binding us to different people and cultures. And that’s a truly rewarding and enriching experience.
Each time we reach a new destination, we’re always cheerful as it’s the culmination of a dream, big or small, we have dreamt of achieving.
As our journey goes on, we hold a collection of multi-colored maps and maritime charts with small dots marking the many destinations we dream of visiting in the future.
Thanks to all of you who have received us so kindly during this voyage.
See you soon! Someplace, somewhere!