Yes, I will look for that bottle — in “my” sea!!
There is a sappy novel and a bad film based on the sappy novel called Message in a Bottle. Only good thing about the movie was Paul Newman’s small part. That movie has absolutely nothing to do with your river but that came to mind when I read you bottle idea. See, idea, sort of like challenge, right?
I appreciate the maps. We Americans are notoriously geographically-challenged. Why? Because we think our country is the center of the world, don’t you know? Hell, maybe the universe. Had you just given me a name or names of some places, I would have had to bring up these maps myself!
How is your sculpture/carving coming along? Have you had anytime to work on it?