A message in a bottle travelled from Florida to Portugal in six years.

Message in a bottle

Message in a bottle

Canadian couple Brigitte and Warren Doerksen were on holiday in Miami in 2015 when they launched a message into the sea via an empty wine bottle.

Doerksen explained that she wrote a note asking the finder of the bottle to contact her and it was found last weekend by Lisa Dzierzak-Vieira and her family on a beach in Portugal - much to the shock of Doerksen as she didn't understand the message at first.

She told CBC News: "I was like, what? It did not comprehend at first, I was like, what is this?

"Just having somebody find it and just having another connection around the world is so precious to us. Another friendship."