Wedding band found at Barra da Tijuca Beach – Rio de Janeiro
Last Monday as soon as I got to Barra da Tijuca beach in the afternoon to do some treasure hunt, a lady approached me and asked if that was a metal detector I was swinging around. ……Let me remind you that here in Brazil this Hobby is not popular at all, actually, very few people really know what I am doing and what those sticks in my hands really are. Sometimes it gets really funny. People come up to me and ask what I am doing. After I tell them they say they thought I was a blind man with a high tech cane, others say they thought I was a biologist looking for microorganisms for research, others just laugh discreetly totally unaware of what is going on. Ok, it was Carnival time here in Brazil so most of the people were either traveling or curing their hangover at home, so the beach was not that crowded at that time. So, I told her what I was doing and she asked me if I could look for her gold wedding band that she had lost about an hour before after she applied sun lotion on her arms and hands. Although she had searched in the sand for a long time, along with her husband and some friends, she couldn’t find it. She put me in a small area and it didn’t take me more than five minutes to find her band, though not before finding three coins, two halves and a quarter Reais. Needless to say she was speechless and overjoyed . All the folks that were with her cheered a lot. After all the hugs and handshakes, her husband gave me a reward and took some pictures for me. Patrícia is a very kind person and wrote me a very nice email a few days later. Among other things she said that nothing happens by chance…..that everything has a purpose. I am very glad I was responsible to put together a treasured wedding band and its owner again.