A Maine girl was surprised this week when she got a note from a fisherman that said her message in a bottle had traveled all the way to Spain.

According to WCSH-TV, Gallo, and her younger sister Nola were visiting their aunt on Monhegan Island three years ago when they decided to put messages in bottles and throw them into the ocean.  After a while,Terra forgot all about the bottles. That is, until this week, when she learned that a fisherman out catching hake plucked her bottle out of the ocean, 3,000 miles away, in Spain!

In his letter, the fisherman wrote, "I hope you are as thrilled to receive this letter as I was when I found your bottle and I hope we'll receive more answers when I return the bottle to the sea." He told Terra he followed the instructions in her note, returned her message to the bottle and added one of his own, asking others to do the same, if they find it.