I woke up that morning and like a lot of us checked my phone. I had a text from Allison asking if I still work with the Ringer Finders. I let her know that I was a proud member and asked her about how I might. She told me the story of how she had gone to the beach with friends and before going in the water she had taken her two rings and gold bracelet off and put them on her towel. When she exited the water she grabbed her towel without thinking. Instant recognition of whet she had just done as the jewelry went flying! She described how she and her friends searched the sand but were unable to find anything.
I asked what beach this took place at and she told me Waimea beach. Waimea is famous for its big wave (30 ft or more) surfing but what a lot of people don’t know it that is has very deep and very soft sand and that anything dropped in to that sand can vanish instantly. I told her I would meet her at the beach but that it would take me close to 90 minutes to drive there as I lived on the opposite side of the island. After meeting her at Waimea she took me to the area the jewelry was lost and I began detecting. We drew a crowd but they were merely curious and rooting for Allison to get her stuff back. After a few minutes out into the scoop popped one ring. The a couple minutes later came the second ring and finally the gold bracelet to the cheers of the small crowd looking on! I’ve never see a smile like the one Allison had on her face when she had all her stuff back.