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Acting on helpful advice.

Post by janner53 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:48 pm

Evening all, just a post about my detecting experience this morning about acting on all the helpful advice that is being giving on here and other places.
I arrived on the beach this morning at around 9am, the tide was almost out and I had plenty of beach exposed for detecting. I headed straight for the waters edge with my cs4pi.

On walking I seemed to be leaving very deep footprints in the sand, it was so soft. My thoughts were that its freshly piled on sand so my heart sank a bit, but hey ho, I was here so just as well have a go.

After over 3 hours of walking up and down, side to side I was getting very dispondant. Nothing was coming up bar a rusted nail or two and other bits of trash. My hands and feet were cold, the fresh sand on the beach was blowing in my eyes, in fact, i was feeling very uncomfortable and decided to call it a day, after all, I was finding nothing of interest, so home beckoned.

I detected my way back and when I reached the top of the beach I turned my machine off and started to make my way to the car park. On my way up a slop to the car park I happened to turn and have a final look at the beach. I happened to look on the other side of the beach where I had detected before but found nothing, I never gave that side a glance on the way down. What caught my eye was what looked like a gully which ran from half way down the beach to the open sea. It stood out like a soar thumb.

Now this is the part this post is about. I have always read that gullyies, cuts, and standing water are low spots on a beach, and must be investigated. So I turned around and headed straight for it.

Back on the sand and machined switched on I had a sweep in this gully and right away a signal Digging into it there was only like 2-3 inches of sand, under that it was hard going with large pebbles and stone in a compacted clay mixture. That very first dig produced a George V pre-decimal penny, that was my oldest find on this beach as I've only ever found decimal coins here before.

Large and small iron and other trash was coming out everywhere, don't forget, I had a PI machine so no discrimination, but in amongst all the trash I was pulling out some decimal and pre-decimal coins. I dug a 1922 George V half crown and also a George V 1921 shilling, but best of all, an 18ct gold ring. In the end, before the tide filled the gully up I had found 19 pre-decimal and 10 decimal coins and a gold ring.
To think if I never gave that beach a final look before I left it, and remembered the advice I had read, I would have gone home with nothing.
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Post by Saki » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:51 pm

Brilliant ::g And some Gold :))
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Post by HolzHammer » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:02 pm

good for you... and I enjoyed that read!

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Post by fred » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:25 pm

Well done, the halfcrown would have made my day, letalone a nice gold ring. ::g
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:28 pm

Lovely post, well done👍🏼
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Post by janner53 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:38 pm

Many thanks all ::g .
I'm just chuffed that at last I'm learning how to read a beach. This was the first gully I have come across. I've seen a small cut before and where sand has been stripped from part of a beach, but was amazed to see this gully. Just goes to show the power of the tides and what they can do.
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Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:00 am

Just reward for remembering the advice given by other helpful detectorists::g An interesting account of events and some good finds to show for your efforts. The gold ring is a nice one but I also have a soft spot for the Geo V Halfcrown. (8 Halfcrowns = £1) :-O
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Post by Ladybird66 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:10 am

Realy good write up on your outing. Nice to hear someone takes advice and remembers it.
Lovely half crown and shilling, they should clean up nicely. All silver as well. And pick of the day, an 18ct ring. Can’t beat that.
Thanks for the write up ::g :D

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Post by littleboot » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:06 pm

Excellent write up and really great that you used your acquired knowledge to such good effect. In fact, it wouldn't have been half so rewarding if you had spotted the gully straight away. Congrats on the gold....and I bet you can't wait to get back on the beach again!
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Post by Sunray » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:07 pm

A good read - well done ::g

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Post by fishypaul » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:22 pm

I thoroughly enjoy reads like this and it inspires me to keep plugging away during my lean spell,
well done

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Post by Machinist » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:14 am

Great writeup on your days detecting and well done on the gold ::g

Glad our tips and advice are of help, every one of my posts shows what sort of area to look out for on the beach you only have to look at my avatar r;[

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