I hadn’t been to the coast for a few months, since it was bad weather, and I had a temp job which I was happy to leave behind after 3 weeks. I had a need to be out on the beach so I went for 2 days, and I hoped that the sand that had built up would have gone a bit so I could find as much as previous year May. Alas..
First 3 hrs with the Equinox
As i was in a hurry and didn’t feel like putting on the Excalibur harness over my big coat, I took out the Equinox which comes in one piece, unlike my 3-piece Excalibur which needs lots of preparation :p The downside came afterwards when my arm started to hurt in 2 hrs.
Found 4 euro in 6 pieces on the dry sand. The tide was very low but i usually go out to the water and lose about 2 hrs finding nothing and/or old crap.
I went back to get my Excalibur with the 14 inch NEL coil and found the bullet near the waterline and the dry sand. Weird. Seems some old stuff is coming to the surface again.
Day 2 was hopeless. I found 10 cents and the bullet point near the towerhouse where a good patch was last year. Found 2 old Belgian coins there too.
Day 3 – it started to give some icy rain in almost horizontal direction the second I set foot on the beach :/ Went around for an hour, found 10 cent again. Eyeballed the bracelet which looked red so I thought it was copper with silver plate but after I got home and cleaned it, it turned out to be some quite nice real silver (has 2x 925 hallmark). So yay for my eyes, not the detector :/ Doh. The Equinox was killing me even after half an hour on the last day. I was amazed for not having any muscle ache after the 2x 3 hrs of detecting in the first 2 days. Even my left arm hurt during detecting from holding the scoop. I’m out of fitness, I guess. HAd to stop quite often to just be panting, and also to try to get a more comfortable grip on the Equinox but it’s an absolute horror for me. Yes, I know I’m the only person in the world that cannot swing an Equinox. Everyone else is of decent size. Strangely enough, I didn’t have as much problems swinging a 13″ Deus coil over the beach for 6 hrs, something some grown ass men complain about. I need to change the Nox’ shaft if I want to keep using it once in a while, because THIS is impossible to live with.
Since I have been going around on the beach for a year and didn’t really feel like it was working out as much as i wanted, I decided to sell at least one of my Minelab beach detectors, see next post.