Yeppoon man unbottles treasure in the sand at Five Rocks
YEPPOON'S Adrian Osborne was taking a leisurely Saturday stroll on the shores of a Five Rocks beach when he noticed something glimmering in the sand.
Walking up into the beach dune, Adrian and his friends discovered a sealed glass bottle had washed up ashore and nestled itself into the coastline.
"We were actually there for a bucks party, we were up there doing a bit of surfing and we thought we'd look around looking for some beach treasures, like lures, and we found the bottle," Adrian said.
"It had been out there long enough for all the algae and stuff to die, I reckon it had been sitting there for months and washed up in the cyclone.
"Another fellow opened it up and read it...the date on the note was from two-and-a-half years ago."
The two-page note came from a gentleman on a cruise ship outside Milford, New Zealand.
"I am returning from a cruise on the Carnival Spirit which has now circumnavigated New Zealand and which is about to set course for Sydney, Australia," the note read.
"I am placing this note in a bottle and releasing it into the Tasman Sea in the hope that you will find it and write back to be notifying me of your discovery of my floating message in a bottle."
Adrian and his friends left the note in the hands of a resident of Five Rocks who was keen to contact the sender about the discovery.
He said the find was a little bit more exciting than a lost lure.