Message in a bottle found on Swanpool Beach in Falmouth
A mystery message in a bottle has been discovered on Swanpool Beach in Falmouth.
Pip Carlton-Barnes found the bottle on the wall at Swanpool Beach as she was walking on the beach yesterday.
The bottle contains tightly-rolled messages tied with ribbon and a few coins and Ms Carlton-Barnes said it was clear "a lot of effort had been put into it".
She said: "There was no-one around and we waited for a long while to see if anyone came for them but no-one did.
"On closer inspection it was clear that the bottle had not been washed up or even spent any time in the water.
"This is rather a mystery, why would someone go to all this trouble only to leave without actually sending the bottle to sea?"
Ms Carlton-Barnes, who is Social Media Manager for Visit Falmouth, resisted the temptation to open the bottle and read the messages and instead left it at the Swanpool Beach Cafe in the hope that someone would come forward to claim it.
She has also posted a blog on Visit Falmouth's website and Facebook page to spread the word and see if anyone knows anything about the message in a bottle, and has contacted Falmouth University to see if it is part of a student art project. So far no-one has come forward.
If you can shed any light on the mystery bottle, contact Visit Falmouth here or leave a comment below.