The message in the bottle
In summary -
we believe the message was written by Candido Juncal Crespo on 25th July 1999
when he was employed aboard a fishing vessel around the Falkland Islands,
from which he dropped the bottle.
If true the message has been found over fourteen years later.
Our edited text (with added notes in brackets)
Today July 25, 1999, is a great day in my homeland (St James Day public holiday in Galicia)
This day is especially important for emigrants.
We (emigrants) know more than anyone else about home sickness.
So I wanted to greet all emigrants, including those from Galicia.
In memory of them is this greeting, hoping the ocean will carry the message.
I call on the apostle James and for Broegan (a medieval Galician king) to ensure the message arrives.
I need only say that I am a fisherman in the Falkland Islands.
(From:) A man from Galicia, Candido Juncal Crespo,
from Marin, Pontevedra, Spain.