Got an email to find an St Francis Xavier University Ring at Arisaig Beach, Nova Scotia. Lornes son lost his ring at the beach, he tried to find it using a rake and enquiring about rental metal detectors. So we set out on a trip from Amherst with our new adventure dog Finnegan, arriving 2 hours later, it took us 15 min in waist deep water until Kevin pulled it out of the sand, around 10 inches deep using his Minelab ctx3030. Happy Day and fastest recovery yet! We spent another hour searching for pennies and only found bits of aluminum cans.
I got a call, asking to help find a ring that had been lost in a lake, after a canoe was tipped over. It was not in a deep area and the lake had gone down from the summer sun. Kevin and I arrived to see the lake and found out, it was out by an island. I thought hmm this was not going to be an easy search. We climbed into a canoe and paddled out to the island to the area where he thought it should be. I hit my first target and began to scoop and dig, the lake was rocks and mud, so muddy that I couldn’t see my detector. I kept telling myself this target was the ring. After 30 min of digging and moving rocks, Kevin managed to reach down and feel it with his fingers.
This was a fun adventure, in the rain, a canoe, ducks, and a beautiful lake. But there was nothing better than seeing happy faces when the ring was returned.