Slapton Sands Beach Session.

Contents of my finds pouch.
Up at the crack of dawn yesterday morning and headed for the beach with my detecting gear. I arrived at Slapton Sands at around 5.30am, just as the sun was peeping over the horizon and the conditions were perfect. sunny, calm and deserted. I just love that time of the morning in summer. After spending a glorious five hours detecting,  in amongst the ringpulls, bottle tops and bits of aluminium I managed to find a total of £5.13 in modern coins.

The machine I was using was my Deus which performs perfectly on this shingle beach, even right down on the waters edge all I needed to do was drop the sensitivity down a bit for quiet searching. I've become a great fan of the Full Tones program on the Deus, easy to distinguish the iron from other metals. You can see why we dig so many ringpulls and bottle tops, the ringpulls gave a nice signal with a reading of 71, a must dig, and the bottle tops a nice signal with a reading of 82, a must must dig.

There was always that hope and excitement that the next signal I dug was a gold or silver ring which never happened, but that's metal detecting isn't it, its that excitement that keeps us going.

Saturday 7 July 2015.

5 comments:

  1. Looks like there was a party going on!

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    1. I'd say there was Nick, in fact several parties. In the section of the beach I was searching I came across two of those disposable barbecue kits. One half burried in the shingle and another buried under large pebbles. Spotted about half a dozen other barbies by the ash left behind. What ever happened to that saying 'Take Your Litter Home'

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  2. Detecting is like playing the lottery..... Mel Fisher was famous for his "Today's the day"

    http://www.melfisher.com/SalvageOperations/TributeToMel.asp

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    1. Thanks for that link Dick. An enjoyable read.

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