I was enjoying some early morning at metal detecting Waikiki beach when a young lady was making her way across the sand clearly headed towards me. As she approached she asked me if I could help her. She stated that the the night before she and friends were sitting on the beach enjoying their time together when it was time to leave. She was sure that she had her iWatch with her but when she got back to her hotel the iWatch was gone. It was dark so she decided to wait until first light to return to the beach to look for it. She returned early that morning to the area she had lost the iWatch but was having no luck, that’s when she spotted me. She asked if I’d help and I said sure and that I’d lend a hand. She pointed out the area where they had been sitting and after working a grid and digging up a couple of coins I saw a watch strap peeking out of the sand. Amanda was reunited with her watch and had a BIG smile on her face. That was the best reward a detectorist can ever receive!
At the same time, unbeknownst to either Amanda or myself a small group of people had gathered on the wall watching our search for the missing item. When I recovered the watch and handed the it to Amanda they erupted into cheers and applause. I bowed and Amanda performed a curtsey. If ever anyone needs motivation to continue providing the service the ring finders give its moments like this that make it all worth it!