Informal beach meet ups?

Please only post topics related to beach or water metal detecting here.
User avatar
Saffron
Posts: 1849
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:09 pm
Has thanked: 365 times
Been thanked: 543 times

Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Saffron » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:29 pm

On the viewtopic.php?p=837722#p837722 thread Macroman and Burtybee were saying about the lack of response to requests to "Buddy up".
In my view two of the main reasons are -
1. The risk of meeting strangers in isolated places, especially for ladies.
2. Issues regarding permissions.

I did suggest going to rallies, where they might meet people and that result in buddying up in time but I know a lot of poeple are not fans of these.
I also said anybody near the coast, as in Macroman's case, and wanting a buddy it might be worth saying specifically "A buddy for beach detecting" as that would remove any potential issues with permissions.

So after that waffle, (as said a bit back I am a member of the "Long Ass Posters Club"), here is a thought. While we still have "light summers evenings" (currently near dark outside and looks like chucking it down hence quotes!), what do people think about the idea of meeting up for very informal midweek evening beach sessions?.
As on "town" beaches this would remove both the risk of meeting strangers in isolated places, and there would be no issues regarding permissions.

What I am thinking is a couple of days before a person puts up "I will be detecting XXXXXX beach on Wednesday evening, starting from XXXXXXX car park at 6:00 if anybody fancies joining me".

Being where I am, 2 hour drive to my "local" beach, I rarely do beaches but could be up for the odd one like this. However I would like to know what those that are near the coast and beach detect think. Puts on tin hat ready for response s;..

Evan



jcmaloney
Posts: 2070
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:17 am
Has thanked: 507 times
Been thanked: 298 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by jcmaloney » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:10 pm

Great idea! ::g

No money involved, like minded folk out detecting.....happy days!

Sadly I`m about as far from a beach as is possible! ;)
Opinions expressed on MY posts are mine and NOT those of any democratic organisation I volunteer for. ::g

Koala
Posts: 4140
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:47 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 307 times
Been thanked: 1041 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Koala » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:23 pm

Makes sense to me ::g

User avatar
Oxgirl36
Moderator
Posts: 5502
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:54 pm
Location: Oxfordshire
Has thanked: 2290 times
Been thanked: 2142 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:32 pm

Brilliant post ::g
XP Deus
10 silver hammered coins (1 in 2016; 7 in 2017) - just 2 so far in 2018 :-L

User avatar
Phil2401
Posts: 1131
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:31 pm
Has thanked: 621 times
Been thanked: 570 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Phil2401 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:49 pm

Splendid idea Evan but like you I'm a bit far from the nearest beach. A couple of hours on the beach on a Summer's evening has to be worthwhile, particularly amongst like-minded folks.

Tide times might not always work out though so the opportunities might be limited.

Phil
Quaerite et invenietis

Minelab Equinox 800
Deus Lite
Rutus Alter 71

Garrett carrot
Fond Hope

burtybee
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:16 am
Location: bristol
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by burtybee » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:45 am

Good idea as i am not far away from the coast

jcmaloney
Posts: 2070
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:17 am
Has thanked: 507 times
Been thanked: 298 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by jcmaloney » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:25 am

Just needs somebody to do it now! :))
Opinions expressed on MY posts are mine and NOT those of any democratic organisation I volunteer for. ::g

User avatar
the-roman
Posts: 798
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:56 pm
Location: Somerset
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 109 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by the-roman » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:37 pm

sounds interesting ::g
Last edited by the-roman on Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
Only the best, XP Goldmaxx power .... F.I.D member ::g
And a proud member of the best club in Somerset, Wessex Searchers MDC ::g
www.wessexsearchers.club

Macroman
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:27 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 120 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Macroman » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi to all, many thanks for all your suggestions regarding "buddies & Beach meet ups"..and yes its a very,very good idea indeed,and one which I will have a go at....so THANKS ::g for that.
With regard to the other topic regarding permissions,well I suppose I'm very fortunate,I have four farms full of acres of pastures,some of which have never had a coil passed over them !!
SO,if your interested live around the West Wales area and want To"Buddy"up,send me a PM.
Thanks for reading and thanks for your input.... ::g

Digiffys
Posts: 237
Joined: Mon May 16, 2016 7:25 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Digiffys » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:08 pm

I think wearing bikinis aswell would be quite a good ice breaker :D
History the best story yet!
Xp Deus
Teknetics G2+

Macroman
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:27 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 120 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Macroman » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:45 pm

WOT.????.!!!!!ON ..BLOKES.... ;;z >:P

Digiffys
Posts: 237
Joined: Mon May 16, 2016 7:25 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Digiffys » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:49 pm

Macroman wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:45 pm
WOT.????.!!!!!ON ..BLOKES.... ;;z >:P
Ha ha yeah sod it why not! :D ::g
History the best story yet!
Xp Deus
Teknetics G2+

Mud Max
Posts: 560
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:53 pm
Has thanked: 74 times
Been thanked: 258 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Mud Max » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:09 pm

Well done Saffron, a good idea and detectorists getting together sounds like a winner.
Xp Deus 11" coil
GM5+SE


Jedi Master button finder

User avatar
Phil2401
Posts: 1131
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:31 pm
Has thanked: 621 times
Been thanked: 570 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Phil2401 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:43 pm

I'm just desperately trying not to picture Evan (Saffron) in a 'mankini'.
Quaerite et invenietis

Minelab Equinox 800
Deus Lite
Rutus Alter 71

Garrett carrot
Fond Hope

User avatar
Phil2401
Posts: 1131
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:31 pm
Has thanked: 621 times
Been thanked: 570 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Phil2401 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:52 pm

I have to add Evan that wasn't an insult - I'm sure you would look far better than me!
Quaerite et invenietis

Minelab Equinox 800
Deus Lite
Rutus Alter 71

Garrett carrot
Fond Hope

User avatar
Saffron
Posts: 1849
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:09 pm
Has thanked: 365 times
Been thanked: 543 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Saffron » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:32 am

Phil2401 wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:43 pm
I'm just desperately trying not to picture Evan (Saffron) in a 'mankini'.
x; x; x; x; x; :-O :-O :-O :-O

Ditto. Something I could not imagine, nor would want to, and certainly a sight I would not wish to inflict on fellow detectorists. Also as we are talking beach detecting I would not want to scare the children.

Evan

king of the swingers
Posts: 591
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:06 pm
Has thanked: 36 times
Been thanked: 81 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by king of the swingers » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:06 pm

i think the problem is more why should some one new to the hobby just be able to come on to the forum and demand to come on land that i worked my butt off to get. I started the hard way went on club digs,beach letters, i did the door knocking. Dont get me wrong i would happily take some one on the pemimission if the farmer said this was ok but they just come on and put im bob from leeds take me out . If they joined in the chat a bit went to the beach few club digs showed some pics i would warm to the person more (i always look at there other posts).Also maybe they could offer to drive you to the permission or offer petrol money ::g

User avatar
Saffron
Posts: 1849
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:09 pm
Has thanked: 365 times
Been thanked: 543 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Saffron » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:14 am

How interesting that although several people thought that this was a good idea, and not a single person objected to the idea or suggested that it would not work, that over a month on not a single person has followed it up by announcing where and when they were going beach detecting.

Are people that shy, or are they just worried that the other person might find something that they could have found if on their own?

Evan

PS: Before anybody asks the couple of times I have been on the beach since were when coming back from the South West and found the M5 near stationary and I knew it would be worse around Bristol so gave up and headed to WSM for a quick hour, and a visit to the beach after doing something else where I did not know if I would be able to go or not let alone any idea of a time.

Resurgam
Posts: 1145
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Location: Cheshire
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Resurgam » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:29 am

The buddy system, I believe, was initiated by the American forces during WWII and it actually reduced some of the battle losses of personnel, as each buddy looked after the other. ::g

No financial enticement in it though, just staying alive!
Garrett ProPointer + MineLab Safari + Quest Q40, and loads of determination.

User avatar
Oxgirl36
Moderator
Posts: 5502
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:54 pm
Location: Oxfordshire
Has thanked: 2290 times
Been thanked: 2142 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:24 am

Saffron wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:14 am
How interesting that although several people thought that this was a good idea, and not a single person objected to the idea or suggested that it would not work, that over a month on not a single person has followed it up by announcing where and when they were going beach detecting.

Are people that shy, or are they just worried that the other person might find something that they could have found if on their own?

Evan

PS: Before anybody asks the couple of times I have been on the beach since were when coming back from the South West and found the M5 near stationary and I knew it would be worse around Bristol so gave up and headed to WSM for a quick hour, and a visit to the beach after doing something else where I did not know if I would be able to go or not let alone any idea of a time.
Agree - weird. Personally I hate the idea of beach detecting which is good as I am about as far away from a beach as you can get in the UK :E but surprised others haven't got together. :-/
XP Deus
10 silver hammered coins (1 in 2016; 7 in 2017) - just 2 so far in 2018 :-L

sweepstick47
Moderator
Posts: 7461
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:21 pm
Location: North Lincolnshire
Has thanked: 796 times
Been thanked: 1388 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:31 pm

Saffron wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:32 am
Phil2401 wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:43 pm
I'm just desperately trying not to picture Evan (Saffron) in a 'mankini'.
x; x; x; x; x; :-O :-O :-O :-O

Ditto. Something I could not imagine, nor would want to, and certainly a sight I would not wish to inflict on fellow detectorists. Also as we are talking beach detecting I would not want to scare the children. Evan
.......................... or the Donkeys! :D ss47
Arado 130 - Garrett Groundhog - Tesoro Eldorado - Fisher 1265X - Goldmax Power Makro Racer. Homemade Harness!

jcmaloney
Posts: 2070
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:17 am
Has thanked: 507 times
Been thanked: 298 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by jcmaloney » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:29 pm

Saffron wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:14 am
How interesting that although several people thought that this was a good idea, and not a single person objected to the idea or suggested that it would not work, that over a month on not a single person has followed it up by announcing where and when they were going beach detecting.

Are people that shy, or are they just worried that the other person might find something that they could have found if on their own?

Evan

PS: Before anybody asks the couple of times I have been on the beach since were when coming back from the South West and found the M5 near stationary and I knew it would be worse around Bristol so gave up and headed to WSM for a quick hour, and a visit to the beach after doing something else where I did not know if I would be able to go or not let alone any idea of a time.

As I said earlier in the thread somebody needs to do it......and therein lays the problem..apathy. ;)
Opinions expressed on MY posts are mine and NOT those of any democratic organisation I volunteer for. ::g

User avatar
Adam17
Posts: 199
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:25 pm
Location: Luton
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Adam17 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:53 pm

king of the swingers wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:06 pm
i think the problem is more why should some one new to the hobby just be able to come on to the forum and demand to come on land that i worked my butt off to get. I started the hard way went on club digs,beach letters, i did the door knocking. Dont get me wrong i would happily take some one on the pemimission if the farmer said this was ok but they just come on and put im bob from leeds take me out . If they joined in the chat a bit went to the beach few club digs showed some pics i would warm to the person more (i always look at there other posts).Also maybe they could offer to drive you to the permission or offer petrol money ::g

I think your a bit off the mark, not sure whos post you have been reading, but I certainly didn't demand to be taken out on someone else's permission, i am new to metal detecting, I came into this hobby at the farmers busiest time so it seems, so I will have no luck right now.
But People don't want to share there permissions, and I don't blame em I guess but on the buddy front I think it's almost a wasted page, I check back every few days but it's absolutely dead! Not a sausage. No comments, no nothing... lots of people asking and no one accepting, that's what I have seen, don't get me wrong I have only looked around my 3 counties but read 100s of posts on here.
I'm waiting for winter and then I'll be checking with farmers by me, I am in the process of joining a club, and also posting pics on here seems to be a nightmare with only being allowed 19mb pics? (Or am I doing something wrong)
On the Beach detecting front, I'd love to be down there every eve, but according to my sat nav I am at least 1 hour 40 mins to the nearest beach, and that's with no roadworks/traffic/pit stops etc.. so by the time I finish work at 5 pm, get home from work, have dinner, see to the dogs, get kit ready and drive to the beach it could be 9pm by the time I arrive... A big shame, we can but try to make the most of our hobby with what we have and who we can try n meet with.
You never know, a newbie in detecting might be able to help you with something else in life. But if you don't ask you don't know. (For instance I am a photographer/videographer and would happily trade a session for a share on permissioned ground)

The rest of this forum has been pretty good, although a bit slow, I find Facebook a lot better for responces (I can't believe I'm saying that as I don't really like Facebook) I closed my account a while before I started metal detecting, but found very little info/sites on the Web in regards to metal detecting, and someone mentioned that Facebook was a good place to start, so I had to open another account, but found there is dozens of groups and pages for it.. A good place to talk with like minded people..

I am up for a beach session though if it is still on the cards... southeast is best for me if anyone that way. ..
Warm regards

AllDetecting Adam17

Minelab CTX 3030 (6",11" & 17")
Garrett Ace 400i, Garrett Pro Pointer AT
Hand made Steel Sand scoop (by someone else)
Aluminium sand scoop
NCMD Registered member

king of the swingers
Posts: 591
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:06 pm
Has thanked: 36 times
Been thanked: 81 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by king of the swingers » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:03 pm

Adam17 wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:53 pm
king of the swingers wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:06 pm
i think the problem is more why should some one new to the hobby just be able to come on to the forum and demand to come on land that i worked my butt off to get. I started the hard way went on club digs,beach letters, i did the door knocking. Dont get me wrong i would happily take some one on the pemimission if the farmer said this was ok but they just come on and put im bob from leeds take me out . If they joined in the chat a bit went to the beach few club digs showed some pics i would warm to the person more (i always look at there other posts).Also maybe they could offer to drive you to the permission or offer petrol money ::g

I think your a bit off the mark, not sure whos post you have been reading, but I certainly didn't demand to be taken out on someone else's permission, i am new to metal detecting, I came into this hobby at the farmers busiest time so it seems, so I will have no luck right now.
But People don't want to share there permissions, and I don't blame em I guess but on the buddy front I think it's almost a wasted page, I check back every few days but it's absolutely dead! Not a sausage. No comments, no nothing... lots of people asking and no one accepting, that's what I have seen, don't get me wrong I have only looked around my 3 counties but read 100s of posts on here.
I'm waiting for winter and then I'll be checking with farmers by me, I am in the process of joining a club, and also posting pics on here seems to be a nightmare with only being allowed 19mb pics? (Or am I doing something wrong)
On the Beach detecting front, I'd love to be down there every eve, but according to my sat nav I am at least 1 hour 40 mins to the nearest beach, and that's with no roadworks/traffic/pit stops etc.. so by the time I finish work at 5 pm, get home from work, have dinner, see to the dogs, get kit ready and drive to the beach it could be 9pm by the time I arrive... A big shame, we can but try to make the most of our hobby with what we have and who we can try n meet with.
You never know, a newbie in detecting might be able to help you with something else in life. But if you don't ask you don't know. (For instance I am a photographer/videographer and would happily trade a session for a share on permissioned ground)

The rest of this forum has been pretty good, although a bit slow, I find Facebook a lot better for responces (I can't believe I'm saying that as I don't really like Facebook) I closed my account a while before I started metal detecting, but found very little info/sites on the Web in regards to metal detecting, and someone mentioned that Facebook was a good place to start, so I had to open another account, but found there is dozens of groups and pages for it.. A good place to talk with like minded people..

I am up for a beach session though if it is still on the cards... southeast is best for me if anyone that way. ..
Try joining your local club that will get you going . Also look out for farmers that have sheep as they will have lots of short grass this time of year.
Once you have a permission under your belt more will follow.

User avatar
Adam17
Posts: 199
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:25 pm
Location: Luton
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Adam17 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:11 pm

king of the swingers wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:03 pm
Adam17 wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:53 pm
king of the swingers wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:06 pm
i think the problem is more why should some one new to the hobby just be able to come on to the forum and demand to come on land that i worked my butt off to get. I started the hard way went on club digs,beach letters, i did the door knocking. Dont get me wrong i would happily take some one on the pemimission if the farmer said this was ok but they just come on and put im bob from leeds take me out . If they joined in the chat a bit went to the beach few club digs showed some pics i would warm to the person more (i always look at there other posts).Also maybe they could offer to drive you to the permission or offer petrol money ::g

I think your a bit off the mark, not sure whos post you have been reading, but I certainly didn't demand to be taken out on someone else's permission, i am new to metal detecting, I came into this hobby at the farmers busiest time so it seems, so I will have no luck right now.
But People don't want to share there permissions, and I don't blame em I guess but on the buddy front I think it's almost a wasted page, I check back every few days but it's absolutely dead! Not a sausage. No comments, no nothing... lots of people asking and no one accepting, that's what I have seen, don't get me wrong I have only looked around my 3 counties but read 100s of posts on here.
I'm waiting for winter and then I'll be checking with farmers by me, I am in the process of joining a club, and also posting pics on here seems to be a nightmare with only being allowed 19mb pics? (Or am I doing something wrong)
On the Beach detecting front, I'd love to be down there every eve, but according to my sat nav I am at least 1 hour 40 mins to the nearest beach, and that's with no roadworks/traffic/pit stops etc.. so by the time I finish work at 5 pm, get home from work, have dinner, see to the dogs, get kit ready and drive to the beach it could be 9pm by the time I arrive... A big shame, we can but try to make the most of our hobby with what we have and who we can try n meet with.
You never know, a newbie in detecting might be able to help you with something else in life. But if you don't ask you don't know. (For instance I am a photographer/videographer and would happily trade a session for a share on permissioned ground)

The rest of this forum has been pretty good, although a bit slow, I find Facebook a lot better for responces (I can't believe I'm saying that as I don't really like Facebook) I closed my account a while before I started metal detecting, but found very little info/sites on the Web in regards to metal detecting, and someone mentioned that Facebook was a good place to start, so I had to open another account, but found there is dozens of groups and pages for it.. A good place to talk with like minded people..

I am up for a beach session though if it is still on the cards... southeast is best for me if anyone that way. ..
Try joining your local club that will get you going . Also look out for farmers that have sheep as they will have lots of short grass this time of year.
Once you have a permission under your belt more will follow.
I'm in the process of join a club at the moment, can't wait.
Warm regards

AllDetecting Adam17

Minelab CTX 3030 (6",11" & 17")
Garrett Ace 400i, Garrett Pro Pointer AT
Hand made Steel Sand scoop (by someone else)
Aluminium sand scoop
NCMD Registered member

User avatar
Adam17
Posts: 199
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:25 pm
Location: Luton
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Adam17 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:13 pm

On the subject of a beech meet up.

I am going to a beach tomorrow. Either south end or Clacton, anyone want to meet me? I will check forum again this eve for answers, can then discuss which one...
Ps ill be heading down early, 7am ish
Will also be asking the club I'm joining if anyone wants to meet me there..
Warm regards

AllDetecting Adam17

Minelab CTX 3030 (6",11" & 17")
Garrett Ace 400i, Garrett Pro Pointer AT
Hand made Steel Sand scoop (by someone else)
Aluminium sand scoop
NCMD Registered member

beachboy70
Posts: 144
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:21 pm
Location: South West
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 6 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by beachboy70 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:45 am

Hi all. As i mostly do beaches i can understand some of the reasons for not many replies, these are some. what beach to go too ( its sometimes last moment choice) , the tides , the weather, also the time of the year, most beach hunters dont plan that far ahead sometimes no more than 2 days, so getting a group together is hard going and its now full summer ( apart from the weather ). Its much easier planning a farm search ( if the farmer allows it ). Many beach hunters are loners as i have tried a few times to meet up with other detector users but it did not happen. These are just my thoughts on the subject i expect there are others. Cheers all. beachboy 70 ::g

User avatar
Saffron
Posts: 1849
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:09 pm
Has thanked: 365 times
Been thanked: 543 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Saffron » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:31 pm

Adam17 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:13 pm
On the subject of a beech meet up.

I am going to a beach tomorrow. Either south end or Clacton, anyone want to meet me? I will check forum again this eve for answers, can then discuss which one...
Ps ill be heading down early, 7am ish
Will also be asking the club I'm joining if anyone wants to meet me there..
Well done on taking the initative and posting that you indended going.
Shame nobody seems to have taken up the idea to meet.
Sadly both miles too far me (3 - 3 1/2 drive).

Let us know if anybody did turn up on the off chance and how you got on.

Evan

BowRoadBoy
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:29 pm
Location: London & Norfolk
Has thanked: 69 times
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by BowRoadBoy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:32 pm

Adam17 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:13 pm
On the subject of a beech meet up.

I am going to a beach tomorrow. Either south end or Clacton, anyone want to meet me? I will check forum again this eve for answers, can then discuss which one...
Ps ill be heading down early, 7am ish
Will also be asking the club I'm joining if anyone wants to meet me there..
Hi Adam,

I'm another newbie but would welcome the company sometime if you're heading to coast. Agree, it's actually quite a challenge when you're starting this hobby. Completely understand why people don't want to share permissions but does make it that much harder to learn the ropes. I'm sure clubs are a good idea (I've yet to find one near me either in London or Norfolk but will keep trying!) but am also giving the forum rally up in Norfolk a go. Figure I can then put some faces to names and hopefully pick up some tips in exchange for a beer or two -=+:-P
PM when you're next thinking of heading out and, if I can free up the time, happy to join you.

Paul

User avatar
Adam17
Posts: 199
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:25 pm
Location: Luton
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: Informal beach meet ups?

Post by Adam17 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:23 am

Saffron wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:31 pm
Adam17 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:13 pm
On the subject of a beech meet up.

I am going to a beach tomorrow. Either south end or Clacton, anyone want to meet me? I will check forum again this eve for answers, can then discuss which one...
Ps ill be heading down early, 7am ish
Will also be asking the club I'm joining if anyone wants to meet me there..
Well done on taking the initative and posting that you indended going.
Shame nobody seems to have taken up the idea to meet.
Sadly both miles too far me (3 - 3 1/2 drive).

Let us know if anybody did turn up on the off chance and how you got on.

Evan
Hi saffron,

Nope, no one turned up, it's ok though, I cleaned the beach, and it cost me haha, £4.50 car parking, plus 200miles odd in fuel, haha.
Found £2 odd, and enjoyed learning my machine a bit more though.
Perhaps next time..
Warm regards

AllDetecting Adam17

Minelab CTX 3030 (6",11" & 17")
Garrett Ace 400i, Garrett Pro Pointer AT
Hand made Steel Sand scoop (by someone else)
Aluminium sand scoop
NCMD Registered member

Post Reply

Return to “Beach - Rivers - Water”