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    Monday hunt- its tough out there!

    Hi all,
    Well, I had hopes for a new location today that is the location of a couple wrecks including one of the 1715 fleet. These beaches are stepped so have the lower level near the surf line, and then a steep bank up towards the back dune line. There's apparently been some big wave action before I arrived here because the beaches are loaded with seaweed and trash about half way to the dune line, and it's so thick it's very difficult to walk over. The surf the past few days has also been rough, making not only swinging a chore, but trying to recover one of the rare signals is often a futile endeavor. Because of the water, I've been only using the CTX with the 17" coil.
    Anyway, not a whole lot to show. I did manage some clad and more sinkers. Plus I did eyeball a few nice shells for the take home souvenirs. The down side is that I'm really sore from so many hours walking the soft sand and swinging that much. I do use the pro swing which helps the arm, but still trying to dial in the fit. My shoulder is so stiff tonight I can hardly move, and the leg cramps are setting in. Guess I should mention the sunburn is also taking it's toll. Nonetheless, I'll be back at it tomorrow at another wreck location. I've also included a screenshot of the local weather, so no complaints since it's in the low 40s back home.


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    Sounds like a tough physical vacation..... Have you seen many other detectorists out there? Keep at it, you"ll get something good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aloldstuff View Post
    Sounds like a tough physical vacation..... Have you seen many other detectorists out there? Keep at it, you"ll get something good...
    Thanks Al, and yes, it's quite a workout! Thats the funny thing too, I havent seen a single other detectorist on any of the beaches so far. Could be the conditions are so bad on the beaches right now they know they wont find anything? Or maybe I'm just at the wrong beaches....I don't know.
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    I'm glad you are enjoying your vacation? Sounds painfull. lol
    Keep swinging, it just takes one awesome find to make it all worth it!!
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    May have found a couple pieces flaked off a cannon. Nothing special, but still cool!

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    I salute your dedication and spirit of adventure .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheap Thrills View Post
    I salute your dedication and spirit of adventure .
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    Even a crappy day detecting is better than even your best day of work.
    Plus... your on the beach!! Have fun Chris! It's only one swing, beep and dig away from being a great hunt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    Even a crappy day detecting is better than even your best day of work.
    Plus... your on the beach!! Have fun Chris! It's only one swing, beep and dig away from being a great hunt!
    GL & TH!
    So very true, thanks much!
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    We all admire your fortitude and courage for braving those harsh conditions ! You deserve to find a gold coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    We all admire your fortitude and courage for braving those harsh conditions ! You deserve to find a gold coin.
    Thanks much! At this point I would be happy with any coin from the fleet.
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    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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