What is it about Stinson Beach? Why does it steal so many people’s rings?
Josh enjoyed a day on the beach with his daughters. As he started to clean up, his ring slipped off his finger and was immediately swallowed by the Stinson Beach sand. He looked for it for over an hour without luck. A couple of weeks later, he found us on TheRingFinders website.
The good news was that Josh had taken three pictures with his phone that showed the family’s location on the beach. When we arrived, we carefully recreated the photos so we could identify the search zone. Then we placed stakes around the search zone, and two of us started a carefull gridded search. After a bit less than an hour, we found Josh’s ring under four or five inches of sand.
Stinson Beach is a very big place, but Josh’s photos led us straight to the right place. If you lose something in the sand, make sure you can identify the exact location with landmarks, photos, or better yet, GPS coordinates from your phone.
Here’s what Josh wrote:
Thank you again, so much. My family was also blown away that you found it.
I think it is so awesome that you are able to share your hobby with your daughter, and she can experience a selfless way of making people happy.
Quick story of why my ring is so important to me. My parents always had very simple gold bands as wedding rings. My dad never took his off. I was pretty young when it was at a point that he could not get it off anymore, and it was just a few years ago that after wearing it for 30 + years that he finally had to cut it off.
I think that now I have worn my ring for 10 years. All the great things my wife and I have experienced together and the family we have created. I was wearing my wedding ring when my kids were born, when they took there first steps, the first stitches, when I taught them to ride a bike, the first day of school. I hated to loose it and now I will be wearing it for all the “firsts” yet to come.