Metal Detecting Discussions => Beach Detecting => Topic started by: Val Beechey on July 15, 2018, 08:10:42 PM

Title: Hour on The Beach
Post by: Val Beechey on July 15, 2018, 08:10:42 PM
I finally got to the beach a couple of days ago. Almost as soon as I got there I thought Id made the wrong decision. There was a slight off shore breeze but I was in the lee of some cliffs so couldn't feel it. The Sun was blazing down on the back  of my neck. But it had to be done. I just couldn't stand the guilt of not using the NOX after all I'd said about it.
Well I didn't fine much, as you can see, but the NOX didn't disappoint. I found a smallish patch of stoney beach and made a drunk bee-line for it. It didn't disappoint either, it was packed with signals. I will say again, the pin-pointer on the NOX is amazing. Ive always been frustrated on my local beaches by all the rubbish, couldn't pin-point with previous detectors for it. Move an inch and the signal was replaced by another and another. The NOX locks onto your choice and holds it, ignoring all the other signals till you press the detect button again. Great.
Was very surprised at not finding , again, a single coin, strange. The only find of note is the black button which seems to be silver although its not Hall Marked and has no Makers stamp. I very quickly discovered what number the ring pulls came up on so lesson learned and I feel the trip was almost worth it. Had to give up though, I just couldn't stand the heat, but looking forward with more confidence now to later in the year when, hopefully, the weather has returned to normal and the crops are all in.

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: anthonyjay on July 15, 2018, 09:26:00 PM
Well done Val, good that you stood the heat long enough. The button looks quite nice. ATB AJ

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: celticspikey on July 15, 2018, 09:29:01 PM
Hi Val, well done on your beach search!! just a thought, but as its so HOT have you thought of popping on your bikini and searching in the water it would keep you cool and you may find some recent BLING losses....PS if you do don't forget a photo... :-* ;)

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: Val Beechey on July 15, 2018, 11:14:17 PM
Paul, youíre incorigable  :-*

Good idea though. I would never have thought of that. One main problem, no two, I donít like water and I donít own a bikini, or a one piece or even shorts. Ah, what a shame  ::)

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: Resurgam on July 16, 2018, 06:07:27 AM
                 any news on the black button yet?  I was thinking Royal Navy, and perhaps officer's uniform button. But then, me, I know nuffink!

                                           Chris :)

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: Val Beechey on July 16, 2018, 07:44:09 AM
Consensus is that it is silver but not military. The lettering, up and down says ĎREGIMENTí . Age, ? But not yesterday  ;D
My thought is that as there are no hallmarks or makers marks it could have been a made to order sort of thing.
The black part seems to be enamel. Quite hard, so not plastic. Itís an unusual one, thatís for sure.

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: probono on July 16, 2018, 09:05:23 AM
Nice :)

I keep thinking about going beach detecting given our current weather (and so haven't done any detecting for about a month now). Just bought a book on the Barry Railway, which talks about Penarth and Barry and the numbers of people visiting them each year. Just got to get up and go there I suppose :)

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: congerman on July 23, 2018, 06:22:56 PM
well done on getting out Val and giving it ago looks like you had a  few signals

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: Resurgam on July 26, 2018, 07:05:23 PM
                         Was planning to see if I could compete with you Val and see if I could better your score tomorrow. I had a quick visit to two of my farm permissions the other day but the earth was as dry as a bone and rock hard and I thought that a trip to the beach may be just the thing.

                        Alas, I am getting past detecting under the baking sun and I have had to give up any thoughts of hitting the beach tomorrow but I still get to take my three ladies down the coast to Rhyl, so they can play the bingo hall and the bandits. As for me, I'm not sure what to do to fill my time but at least I know the fuel costs will be met, I will get a free breakfast, and a quick visit to the Indian buffet house in Kinmel Bay.  ::)

                        I presently feel as though I have slipped into detecting hibernation!   :'(

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: tan-y-ddraig on July 26, 2018, 07:59:37 PM
I was going to go to on the beach yesterday, I really was. But in the end I decided to leave the detector at home and scope out where the crowds were all gathering as I was going to be in the area anyway.

Guess who didn't check the tide tables? The tide was full in when I arrived so the only thing the beach was full of was water. Then I discovered that the whole length of the prom is Pay and Display so that's the end of that - damned if I'm paying £2.50 for the privilege of collecting the council's ring pulls for them!

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: Val Beechey on July 26, 2018, 08:12:46 PM
Yea, you and me together both Chris. I looked at the tide times last night, followed by the weather forecast. Then I went back to sleep ! Apart from the heat weíve now got all the screaming kids to contend with, not to mention the parents ! Iíd like to think that any drops would still be there in Sept. but I think not ! Iíve seen a few are going out early morning or late evening, hoovering up.
They are forecasting some rain Friday night and some heavy rain on Sunday so maybe itíll soften the ground a bit.
Did a bit of field tip-toeing a few days ago. 3 fields Iíve got permission on and not ventured to yet. Wheat crop still in but really small this kyear, cracks in the soil that wouldnít be out of place in the Grand Canyon.
It canít last forever, be patient.p

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: Val Beechey on July 26, 2018, 08:24:32 PM
I feel the same tan-y- d.  My local beach charges £1 per hour, rob dogs. Plus they donít give much option, £1, £2, or all day £4.
Iíve found a very small parking area, no charge but at best it only takes 7 cars. And thatís if everyone parks strait.
It annoys me that, as a local resident, I have to pay anything. Arenít the rates enough ?
Roll on the winter. ( fancy me saying that ! )

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: BeachHunter101 on July 27, 2018, 01:02:03 PM
Hello Val, well done on getting out ;D.The button looks to me like WW1 silver sweetheart brooch you may know this but sweetheart brooches were a small brooch depicting the service crest or soldierís regimental badge. This was given as a reminder of their absence but also that home was always in their thoughts. I found a picture of one online :)

Title: Re: Hour on The Beach
Post by: Val Beechey on July 27, 2018, 03:26:02 PM
Thatís a really good thought BeachHunter. Makes sense with the black back-ground. Not sure the design relates to any specific Regiment though, unless itís sposed to encompass all of them.
The most interesting item has turned out to be the smallest. I donít think I can get a good pic to post but il try. The tiny round thing in the main pic is brass with a crystal insert. Not plastic, it clinks when you tap it on your teeth ! Inside looks like a mini circuit board.
Iíve shown it to a few and nobody has a clue what it might be off. John questions why would it have a crystal top ? Good question !
Iíve put a dot of varnish on it so it shows up more clearly. Iíll give that pic a shot. Somebody on here might know what it is.

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