Night Search to Find Lost Engagement Ring in Doubtless Bay
I had just returned from an ongoing search for an elusive sentimental earring in the sea at Paihia and was sitting down to dinner when the phone rang.
It was Sally, and she had lost her engagement ring at Cable Bay earlier in the day. She was very concerned as they were due to finish their holiday the next morning and head south.
This time of year the beaches are popular hunting grounds for the summer ring ‘collectors’, and time was against us. I said I’d head up straight away.
I arrived a few minutes before Sally, and on the last vestiges of twilight started hunting under the trees where I understood they had been seeking shade – Turned out I was at the wrong trees, which highlights why it is almost essential to have the person involved on site if at all possible.
Sally and her husband quickly put me onto the correct location, and what could have taken hours – or even a no-find, was over in a matter of minutes with the wayward ring quickly returned to the rightful hand.
They were most apologetic about dragging me away so late in the evening, and very thankful that I was able to drop everything to ensure a positive outcome. “I can reheat my dinner, you couldn’t replace your ring…” 🙂
An hour later, I sat down to my dinner, again.