Marlene had been looking for her daughters wedding ring, lost at Paihia beach at Christmas. She very sheepishly described over the phone how she had tried to locate it yesterday by dropping her own wedding ring into the dry sand, so she could get an idea of what she was looking for…
The inevitable happened.
Three hours and a large pile of relocated sand later, it dawned on her that maybe she needed to outsource the job to a specialist to get her ring back!
I arrived on site and Marlene was waiting for me, leading me straight to the first priority – her own lost ring.
It was an impressive mound of sand she had moved, and I got the target straight away, deep inside the bottom of the heap, probably one of the first frantic handfuls.
That problem sorted, I then set out for her daughters ring – unfortunately with the very short grass, likely mown a few times since, and many thousands of eyes that would have passed the small area over the last three months of summer, her daughters lost ring was no longer there.