When Isles of Scilly hotel manager Francesca McCarthy picked up an empty bottle on the beach she at first thought it was just another piece of rubbish. But on closer inspection the bottle revealed a message that showed it had crossed the Atlantic from The Bahamas.
Francesca, who manages the Karma Resort on St Martin's, was on a photoshoot with Chris Hall when they came across the bottle. Inside was a message from William Tallman and his wife. The couple from South Carolina in the USA had been celebrating a second honeymoon when they dropped the message into the sea from their yacht in May 2014.