I have always loved writing, and now that I am retired I thought I would be able to find time to write, but it seems that I still manage to fill my days with activities. I have however found that while I travel, I enjoy writing about some of the interesting things we do. I hope you enjoy reading of our adventures as much as I like writing about them.
It has been windy the past few days here in
Cape Breton, and although I am a five minute walk to the beach, I could hear
the waved crashing on the shore all day yesterday. Early this morning I decided
to walk down to the beach, and see what the wind and waves brought ashore. I
did not find much washed onto the beach, but I did find a mystery.
Well above the high tide line sitting on a
rock was a pair of pants and a jacket. I left them there as sometimes people
are exploring like I was and will return, but after walking all the way down
the beach I continued to be alone wandering the beach. Going back to the items,
I thought I’d check for any ID, thinking I might be able to return the items.
They were good quality items, “Clairbourn” or some other “designer” label.
There was no real identification in either item, but there was a dry envelope
(so they did not wash ashore . .) from Sprott School of Business, Carleton
University. The front of the envelope had a hand written note in two different
handwriting “for deposit – 70487106”
and the name “Brian Peters”. On the
back was a post-it note from smith&nephew with a list of things to do.
Take cheques /deposit
What a strange collection of tasks?
The Lost & Found Rock
A quick internet search did not turn up any
likely “Brian Peters”, and “Smith & Nephew” is a medical research company
and there was no Brian Peters associated with the site I could quickly see.
Now folk seem to routinely leave clothing items
on this beach, and the locals seem to just bring found items out and lay them
on a flat rock at the end of the path to the beach, hoping the owner returns to
look for things. I have been here three weeks and the pair of women’s leopard
pattern underwear that were there when I arrived are still on the rock, and a
number of other items have been added.
You do have to wonder how this pair of
pants and jacket got left on the beach. A few to many beer, or just forgetful
after a day relaxing on the beach, but the mysterious envelope and odd list do
make you wonder what went on?