Informal beach meet ups?

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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;..

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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! ;)

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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

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

Makes sense to me ::g

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

Brilliant post ::g
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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.

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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

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

Just needs somebody to do it now! :))

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

sounds interesting ::g
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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

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

I think wearing bikinis aswell would be quite a good ice breaker :D
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Re: Informal beach meet ups?

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

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

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

Macroman wrote:
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WOT.????.!!!!!ON ..BLOKES.... ;;z >:P
Ha ha yeah sod it why not! :D ::g
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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.
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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'.
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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!
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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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. :-/
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