My friend asked me to come over to bring her to the airport on Monday morning. The forecast wasn’t exactly predicting it would be anything of a nice type of weather but I was so lucky to have had 3 beach trips without any rain ! The lowest end of Belgian’s beach has a special climate which is either rainy when the rest is dry or the opposite. So lucky me went out on the first day when it was a feisty icecold wind, and of course i forgot something in the car: my goggles to keep my nose from running. FOund only a piece of 2 euro and a junk ring (which cleaned up quite nicely still). The sand looked like it has been piling up on the dry beach again so it looked like the detecting would again be without much result.
Day 2: got my goggles and my 3 pants and 2 socks but then the sun came out and I had to return to the car to lose some clothing :p Found 6 euro, and a sweet spot in front of the hill where this stainless steel Diesel chain came out. I figured I’d try to look around in front of the hill as the water would bash into it and targets wouldn’t get further and sink in there.. I was right: the 2 pieces of same bracelet were there near each other. Weird. I saw a girl with a detector and her dad struggling to get a target out and went to warn them about the metal in the underground at that point. Never had a spot there before but as the tide was coming in, i had to move back to the dry sand as usual. Was happy with my Diesel chain.
Unexpectedly, a 3rd day came as I appeared to have misunderstood the deal and I had to return home only on Tuesday, so Monday: free parking day !! I took my time but it got misty and I found absolutely NOTHING on the same location; All bugged I decided to move on to another spot 20 minutes away. It’s in front of the buildings where I found a sweet spot before with older coins and bullets. this time I went around in raster and found a silver earring, a piece of silver bracelet, a silver angel wing and a golden ring finally ! I had it in mind but don’t we always have it in mind :p IT’s hollow and so small that it even fits me but fair enough; THree times gold since October 2020. Not too bad for someone who only comes every couple of months.
I had the Minelab Sovereign GT and the Detech 12 inch coil which is a great combo, seeing how deep it finds some bigger items and also how small some other items are. I found some flat circular things of 5mm wide.
My Xpointer MAx didn’t work on day 3 and kept giving an alarm and RAISE COIL. I didn’t know how to fix it so i returned to the car (again sigh) to get my pulsedive. I messaged Quest on Facebook and they told me to return it to the shop. Not sure how much that would cost me, as the thing is expensive enough on its own.. I’ll see for a while.
My last vacation abroad dated back to 1 week in June 2019 when I went alone by airplane to Montenegro and rented a car. I took my Deus and used it in the morning in Sutomore but didn’t find anything so gave up. When I was there for several months in Fall 2014, I had the whole beaches for my self and eventhough I had some disappointments, I did find a lot fo rings and coins. LAter on, I never really got back to that success though. More people are detecting, it’s a poor country so if they can figure out the detector will return its cost, they might start detecting. THe guy on the beach once told me there were already 10 people doing it. This time I had high hopes, and I took my oldest Sovereign for the wet sand, the Deus cos it can be made waterproof AND my big sand scoop since I was going by car. I also took the Pulsefice mini-detector for snorkeling. High hopes that turned to ashes as soon as I entered the country, since it was filled with tourists this time and the favorite long beach was completely filled up with chairs. I hate that they do it, and surely there is a maximum of land they are supposed to fill with the paid sunbeds, but who cares.. The beds are on the thin line of beach, lined up till they even touch the water, as you can see above. This photo was made at 7am. It is crowded in daytime. It was also windy for a few days, so that day i could see the waves going and I was totally not in the mood to set up and go into the water for detecting. My moods sometimes get in my way of going and getting stuff done in the real world..
I did wade 2 times in the sandy small beach in Bar where especialyl older people come in the morning and day time. Not much to find there. I saw some guy from facebook detecting around the beach goers with his Nox. He didn’t recognize me. He also didn’t reply to my messages so whatever :p Deleted him. I’m not the best character but if someone asks me several favors and I bring a Sovereign for him to try, and he doesn’t answer.. Your loss.
There was also the Nokta Makro Pulsedive that I bought over a year ago with good hopes on using it SOON. But that turned out to be mainly used as my land pinpointer since it has a very strong sensitivity. It is big and the buttons are hard to handle since it’s having to resist 60 metres depth in water. But I like how it works so I keep using it. I went snorkeling at the harbour in the shallow water where there are rocks and lots of fish and crabs. I couldnt dig up much because the rocky bottom was hard to delve out. Tthen I used it in shallow water on the side of Bar beach, and also on the sandy bottom, it worked fine. I didnt find much still, except some garbage and iron. Most I got out of this detecting was 30 cents I spotted by eye in the harbour and a few 5 cents with detector. Joys.
This is my Spring-Summer season 2021: not detecting for several months because all fields were in use, then postponing it when harvesting of grains started because i was going to detect in Montenegro, then I came home again to detect again on the harvested fields and finding nothing. I feel like Job in the Bible. Luckily I have a collection of cool finds and I had gold 2x this year so it’s not all bad. I just updated my Deus with same 5.21 program to see if i can make it work properly again. The problem is probably just that I’m going on trampled fields and there simply is nothing to find. And I’m too lame to drive to other cities to try new fields. Gotta love being born with this personality.