Geoff Flood was walking along the beach in New Zealand one day and found a message in a bottle. Then his curiosity took over. After some detective work, he discovered that the message was written in 1936 by an Australian, H.E. Hillbrick, who died in 1940. Hillbrick's grandson, Peter, was ecstatic to learn about the bottle because this now becomes the one link he has to his deceased Grandfather. Cool story.