This lil gem came in from Dave Randle. Just shows how something funny can come of our paranoid South African security measures.....
"Today the carguard at Millers was hovering around my car, and seeing as plenty cars have been broken into lately, as well as a few stolen, I was being pretty suspicious of him! I have a speaker magnet that I attach my car key to, and then stick it deep under the front fender. I cover up the key-hiding procedure by doing stretching exercises against my front wheel and whilst doing so then slip the magnet into the wheel arch. On getting back to my car after my surf I repeat the same "stretches" against my front tyre and retrieve my key. Then, on standing up, act like I'm pulling the key outta my wetsuit.
The whole thing is to dupe the carguards into thinking that my car key is in my wetsuit not hidden under the fender. Now today, cos the carguard was hovering so close, it was not an option! So I walked down the beach and buried my key in the sand under a rock just past the high tide zone. When I came out from my surf and started to dig my key out from under the rock and sand, a Chinese tourist came up to me and said "Is that where you find mussels? That’s velly good, I dig too!"
Nice one Dave!
It reminded me of an incident last year - when 2 beginners paddled out at Millers. They flapped about for a bit, and then decided to head in. Next thing we see them starting to dig all over the beach. Up and down they went. After an hour the one ou ran down to the Boardwalk construction site and came back with a spade - to aid the digging procedure! An hour after this - they finally found where they'd buried their keys! Turns out they'd just picked some random lil rock on the beach itself - and of course couldn't remember where this random lil rock was! Um, not too bright. Let's just say - if you gonna bury your keys - do it next to something big and obvious! Like a pipe or tree root or pole. Cos sure as nuts you ain;t gonna know where they are if they just sommer in the middle of the beach.