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Last week was asked to start work tonight at 8pm instead of 10pm, this was before World Cup Quarter Final matches had been played. Reluctantly agreed, without even thinking about World Cup, as I have been described as being inflexible . Me, NEVER, just like to do a thorough job. So tonight I will be missing my first match, where 2 games have not been on at the same time. Suggestion was starting 1 hr later one night and going home 1 hour earlier another morning . I`m doing them a favour and missing a match, their option is no good for me, How about coming in normally and going 2hrs early ? I NEED that opportunity to get on the beach, can`t wait until Sunday and I am on a roll at the moment. Took detector with me last night, plus shorts, t shirt and shoes as I wear steel toe cap boots at work. Hours are progressing, work going well , even getting some help, boss comes up and says I can leave at 4.30 am .
Get in the 106, straight onto a empty dual carriageway, no dicing with HGV or Mr Magoo, when leaving the slip road. Even get upto 70mph, Warp factor 5 for me,eventually reach the 40mph section, felt more like the walking speed section. Get to parking road lots of empty spaces. Change shoes, change shirt, not got time to change into shorts. Hit the beach at 5.10am, no people no tents, detecting straight away..
Another detectorist arrives, we acknowledge each other then go about our searching. 15 minutes only one signal, then a 20p. Gridding an area of 10mx 15m, sound of a pound and it was. Locate 7 pound coins in 20 minutes, hardly any junk. Then a quiet 20 mins, start getting the odd coin again, alarm goes off on phone, time to leave, reckon around 8 quid in 1hr 20 mins, well pleased.
Arrive home, 20 coin tally for the 3rd visit on the trot, amounting to 9 pounds and 93p, better than work. Also removed 10 beer bottle tops, eyes only and dug 7 pull tabs, zipper and 3 bits of foil. Unfortunately camera battery needs recharging, 6 months since last charge.
Bounty Hunter is doing its job and is rewarding me well, for letting it see daylight, feel warmth a sea breeze and fresh air. It`s like a favourite spanner or screwdriver. Starting to wonder if other detectorists are missing pound coins as that is now 27 of them in the 60 coins found on last 3 visits. My theory is gridding is more thorough than freestyling but you still have to walk over it, infact one of the pounds was under my footprint on the previous row.
Roll on Sunday.
Good luck everyone.
Garrett 400 I
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Although, I enjoyed the walk with my Bounty Hunter Tracker IV!
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