Originally Posted by iggyjeckel
just a little question. how long was desmond in the hatch before the losties showed up. the amount of growth over the hatch from the island makes u think years but it couldn't of been that long....could it?
Since Flight 815 crashed on September 22, 2004, and since Desmond has been on The Island for three years, this would put the start of the solo race around the world some time during 2001.