A trash can from the city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, made an unlikely journey across the Atlantic Ocean — and recently washed ashore in Ireland.
The city was alerted to the can’s transatlantic voyage in a Sunday email from Keith McGreal, who said he and his kids found the barnacle-covered blue bin in County Mayo, on Ireland’s northwestern coast.
“Amazing to think it travelled all the way across the Atlantic,” McGreal wrote in the message that was shared Monday on the city’s Twitter account.
In their response to McGreal, the city officials speculated the bin may have blew away during a high-wind event and was propelled across the ocean by the Gulf Stream.
“Please recycle our wayward traveling can. And, come see us next time you’re on this side of the pond,” the officials said.