Have had a rash of calls this past month. Actually had three calls yesterday. Two were up on the North shore which was having 20 foot waves. had to pass on those due to the conditions.
On this one I had my camera so did my digital encircle photo. (above photo).
It was an easy find as it was in the sand.
They got my name and number from the Ultimate Kauai Guide book.
Beach was about 40 minutes drive from home and it was getting late in the afternoon. I had to hurry a bit to get there and have a little hunting time before dark.
When I arrived there were several people going through the sand with their fingers in the area they though they had lost it in.
I tuned the detector and did a search but produced nothing but a few coins.
I questioned Mia again on the location. She repeated what she said earlier.
She said: ‘I picked up a beach towel that was spread out on the sand and wrapped it around my waist to get fresh drinks from the outside bar. Marc, my husband said, Hey, what ya do with my ring that was on the towel’?
Well, I did a second pass over the area and no ring. I asked Marc if he was sure he had placed the ring on the towel. Yep, no question, he was sure. I told him he must have lost it in another location as it was not where they thought. He then remembered that the towels were originally about 10 meters closer to the water but the waves were getting close with the rising tide. He had dragged the towels up to higher ground.
I went where the towels had been and found the ring in another 10 minutes.
Experience has taught me to ask a lot of questions. Things are often not where thought to be.
Well, I had to autograph the Guide Book over the paragraph for the couple and a few spectators where it says: Call ‘Iron man Ken’ if something precious is lost.
Footnote: KenDaVico and ‘The lost island of Kapingamarangi’. See Fathom 1 for pictures from this great adventure 40 years ago.