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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by Mega B » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:47 am

Fusion wrote:
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"I'll make some flapjack"
Baking's fun .... but if you have a B&M or HomeBargains store near you, you should take a look at their Higates flapjacks, just 19p for a 75 g bar, and 29p for a 125g bar. Very cheap.
I am taking my little gas hob with me,during lunch time i will be cooking myself some bacon sarnies and washed down with a bucket of coffee,flatjacks for afters ::g



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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by Adam17 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:31 pm

Nice, so there will be quite a few of us then.. beach take over haha.

hopefully find some bling, pay for the fuel... its over 2 hours driving for me..

and what road is people parking on? is it near the pier?
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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by niceguyfrankie » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:39 pm

id like to know too please as never been Frinton (maybe I have when younger)

its approx. 1hr and 20 mins driving for me too.
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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by Adam17 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:20 am

@stillair what street is the parking?
I have looked on Google maps and it a long street by the looks of it.
Got a golf course on the left(bottom) and what looks like a caravan park or beach huts something along those line to the right (top)?
Some directions would be grand. Never been there before.
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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by stillair1 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:02 pm

Hi chaps
Directions:-Take A 12 and turn of at the sign for Clacton (junction29)which feeds onto the A120 heading to Clacton. Then take A133 for Clacton. At the second roundabout bare left onto B 1033 for Frinton, passing through Weeley, Thorpe green, Thorpe le soken, Kirkby cross. Keep on the B 1033 as you get into the outskirts of Frinton, turning right over the railway crossing(an awful junction).Stay on the B 1033 and you will enter the high street. Don't turn left at the seafront sign as it takes the long way around. At the end of the high St (past cafe 19 on Google maps), you come to the seafront esplanade. Free parking all the way along the esplanade. Posh toilets virtually in front of you on the esplanade as you exit the high St .
I'll be parking just to the left there.hth.
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Post by Adam17 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:26 am

Thanks Neil.
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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by jcmaloney » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:12 am

They charge you for going "through the gate" at Frinton. =)) =))

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Post by niceguyfrankie » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:38 am

cheers Neil, looking forward to meeting up with everyone.

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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by Adam17 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:43 am

Not long now peoples, very much looking forward to it,
See you soon
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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by Bottlecapking » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:33 am

I've bought a sandscoop ::g

I'm hoping to be there fairly early, so get the flapjacks ready lol

Just pondering which coil I should use on my T2? I have the stock 11" and 5" coils and I also have a Nel Tornado 15" coil......

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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by Resurgam » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:55 am

Too far for me guys but I will give my new Quest Q40 a second run out on Talacre sands come Sunday. I wasn't overly impressed by my first visit to Talacer with the new machine but Sunday may prove a little batter.

Anyone for Talacre?
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Post by Adam17 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:31 pm

Bottlecapking wrote:
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I've bought a sandscoop ::g

I'm hoping to be there fairly early, so get the flapjacks ready lol

Just pondering which coil I should use on my T2? I have the stock 11" and 5" coils and I also have a Nel Tornado 15" coil......

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Nothing like a flapjack for a bit of energy I say.

I'm going to be sticking with my 11", I haven't used my 17" at all yet.
I have heard a fair bit about the t2, be interested to actually see one...
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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by Adam17 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:32 pm

Resurgam wrote:
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Too far for me guys but I will give my new Quest Q40 a second run out on Talacre sands come Sunday. I wasn't overly impressed by my first visit to Talacer with the new machine but Sunday may prove a little batter.

Anyone for Talacre?
Sorry you can't make it chap. Have a good day out Sunday, hope you have some good finds..
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Post by Resurgam » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:10 pm

Thanks sport I will do me best! ::g
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Post by niceguyfrankie » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:27 pm

looking forward to it, so people getting there for 6am, ill need to set out about 4.30am if that's the case, or are we saying 7ish as the parking is free ::g

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Post by Resurgam » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:46 pm

Still dark at 0700 hrs..........you will be falling over bait diggers in the dark. ::g
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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by Adam17 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:17 pm

I would say 7 is a good time.

However I may not be able to make it, a fortnight ago on my way to Walton on the Naze my car decided to break, (my friend and I did make it and do a day's detecting and we made it home(with the engine management light on and very low on power) I have had it repaired by a main dealer but it's just not been the same the last week, and over the last couple days it has been sounding worse, so I don't know if I want to risk the very long journey at that time of the morning. My car is a little old and tired, even though I look after it (take it to audi for all work) I drive my car hard.

So if it improves I'll come, if not, I hope you all have a great day and find lots of goodies, be sure to post them up and make me jealous.

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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by stillair1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:33 pm

I'm aming for about 7.30 ,which will give me about 3 hrs detecting before exposure sets in. x;
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Post by Bottlecapking » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:45 pm

Adam17 wrote:
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I would say 7 is a good time.

However I may not be able to make it, a fortnight ago on my way to Walton on the Naze my car decided to break, (my friend and I did make it and do a day's detecting and we made it home(with the engine management light on and very low on power) I have had it repaired by a main dealer but it's just not been the same the last week, and over the last couple days it has been sounding worse, so I don't know if I want to risk the very long journey at that time of the morning. My car is a little old and tired, even though I look after it (take it to audi for all work) I drive my car hard.

So if it improves I'll come, if not, I hope you all have a great day and find lots of goodies, be sure to post them up and make me jealous.

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Post by Adam17 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:02 pm

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Bad news about your car Adam. As I've never been to any meets before, can you advise who is going to be the ringleader if you can't make it? or is it a free for all, turn up and dig [:)
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Yeah essentially as you put it a free for all lol.

For me, It was going to be a case of turn up, get set up (I even went out and got a pair of waders which I was well excited about using) literally say hello, detect & dig. As the tide will already be right out at 7.23...
Then after its come back in around 1.40ish that's when i would of suggested lunch n chin wag, I mean anyone can stop when they want, but to make the most of the tide being out that's what I have done when I beach detect...

Just mulling it over, my break down only get me to the nearest garage and being a Saturday, and very far from home it makes me quite uncomfortable thinking I could be stuck anywhere between home and 100 miles having to lug all my detecting gear somewhereto wait for wife to pick me up or a train station to get home and then at some point have to make my way back to an unknown garage and collect my car... Ahh that's worrying...

I think I may have to give it a miss. So gutted....
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Post by detecttheearth » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:25 pm

Just found this and think I may come along :-) Folks live in Brightlingsea so can head to see them afterwards. I have sod all beach experience but could be fun!
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Post by niceguyfrankie » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:53 am

stillair1 wrote:
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Hi chaps
Directions:-Take A 12 and turn of at the sign for Clacton (junction29)which feeds onto the A120 heading to Clacton. Then take A133 for Clacton. At the second roundabout bare left onto B 1033 for Frinton, passing through Weeley, Thorpe green, Thorpe le soken, Kirkby cross. Keep on the B 1033 as you get into the outskirts of Frinton, turning right over the railway crossing(an awful junction).Stay on the B 1033 and you will enter the high street. Don't turn left at the seafront sign as it takes the long way around. At the end of the high St (past cafe 19 on Google maps), you come to the seafront esplanade. Free parking all the way along the esplanade. Posh toilets virtually in front of you on the esplanade as you exit the high St .
I'll be parking just to the left there.hth.
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So think its best we all meet up at 7ish at Neil's suggestion adjacent to the posh wc's?, that way we aren't all parking miles from each other.
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Post by Adam17 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:16 pm

I do wish you all luck, and find keepers.
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Post by Bottlecapking » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:08 am

I’ve arrived, anyone else here yet?
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Post by Bottlecapking » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:28 pm

Three of us made it to the low tide, you know who you are, and it was good to meet you.

Not a very productive morning, but informative all the same, as I now know what beach detecting is like.

I found 1p and lots of bottle caps and random pieces of metal caked in black tar or something similar.

I’m not sure if I’d return to Frinton to detect, but I’d be up for trying other beaches :-)

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Post by stillair1 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:53 pm

Good to meet you both, now strangely damp x; .
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Post by Adam17 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:26 pm

Hope you guys had a better day than me...

I thought I'd try my luck at my permission up the road from me...

I got stuck and needed saving, and the weather was so bad I didn't even get any detecting done. Very sad 😔 😢 😥
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Post by niceguyfrankie » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:10 pm

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Three of us made it to the low tide, you know who you are, and it was good to meet you.

Not a very productive morning, but informative all the same, as I now know what beach detecting is like.

I found 1p and lots of bottle caps and random pieces of metal caked in black tar or something similar.

I’m not sure if I’d return to Frinton to detect, but I’d be up for trying other beaches :-)

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Agree with all of the above, great getting out and meeting fellow detectorists even on a miserable day like today. Defo give Frinton a wide berth in future but up for another beach hunt in near future
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Re: Anybody up for a beach meet?

Post by chip » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:55 pm

I was at frinton a couple of weeks ago, one of several people detecting the beach.
I found nothing but scrap. One of the local detectorists in his own words said “the beach had been hammered”. Most beaches probably would be the same so long after the summer season.
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Post by Adam17 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:20 pm

Shame you guys didn't find anything.

Hopefully next time I'll be bale to make it...
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