I got an email late last night from a gentleman who lost his ring while playing tether ball on the beach in Seattle. As he was hitting the ball, his ring flew off and bounced off a nearby log. So we met at the site this morning and started searching. It took about an hour to find it. The ring had hit the log at an angle and, after bouncing off, landed about 20 feet away from the tether ball pole.
It was a great experience for both of us!