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    Second Time at the Beach

    I just spent a long weekend at the beach (Seaside, Florida) Again, I am looking at buying a better detector, but for now I am using a fairly inexpensive Discovery brand, which a friend loaned me. For just walking in the sand, it actually does pretty good.
    However, this trip I feel like I was robbing a kids toy box. Last time, in April, I found mainly coins. This time it seems I struck it rich with toy cars and trucks. All of these were found in different locations, so they are not from the same child. Some of these were just below the surface while others were 6" to 8" down. I also found this great toy bulldozer buried in the sand. I dug it up and was admiring it, when I saw a little kid staring at me. His father was sitting nearby, so I asked if it was theirs. The father said yes. They had been looking for it. It seems the kid had buried it in the sand but could not find it afterwards. So I made a little kid happy by finding his toy. It was a good feeling.
    Then, there are the tent stakes. SO MANY tent stakes!! Plus, beers cans, bottle caps, and pop tops. I do not understand why people cannot walk fifty feet to a garbage can instead of burying their trash on the beach!!
    I also met a man on the beach with a Garrett detector. Actually, he was in the ocean . He said the detector was waterproof and design for under water. The one thing I do not understand - or believe - is he told me that every time he comes to the beach (twice a year), he finds at least two rings in the ocean. I find this hard to believe, but i am new at this hobby. However, I have read where people hunt for years and never find a ring or anything like a ring. For this man to find two every time he comes... well I am a little skeptical....??
    Anyway, I was happy with my "finds". I also discovered that it is easy and fun to go detecting at night on the beach. As long as there is enough light for you to be able to see so you do not fall into a hole, and as long as you have a decent flash light, I found walking on the beach detecting in the dark a lot of fun. Hey, most of the time we cannot see what we are looking for anyway!! Right?? Try it sometime!
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    Nice finds and congrats! It is not hard to believe that if the man metal detects in the water along a fairly or real popular beach only twice a year, that he would find at the least two rings each trip! This is especially likely, if there are not many other metal detectorists that actually detect in the water or don't go out much further than where the water comes up past your knees. Folks that venture out in water up to their chest, often make some amazing and multiple finds but they work for every one of them.
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    Hawks88

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    Nice assortment of finds. Also made a little boy happy. Congrats!

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    Nice collection of toys!

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    Looks like a fun hunt,,
    Congratulations
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    Looks like its time to build a parking garage ! Nice variety.

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    Great return on the boy's bulldozer! That and the fun of the hunt are the real treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saanich2018 View Post
    I just spent a long weekend at the beach (Seaside, Florida) Again, I am looking at buying a better detector, but for now I am using a fairly inexpensive Discovery brand, which a friend loaned me. For just walking in the sand, it actually does pretty good.
    However, this trip I feel like I was robbing a kids toy box. Last time, in April, I found mainly coins. This time it seems I struck it rich with toy cars and trucks. All of these were found in different locations, so they are not from the same child. Some of these were just below the surface while others were 6" to 8" down. I also found this great toy bulldozer buried in the sand. I dug it up and was admiring it, when I saw a little kid staring at me. His father was sitting nearby, so I asked if it was theirs. The father said yes. They had been looking for it. It seems the kid had buried it in the sand but could not find it afterwards. So I made a little kid happy by finding his toy. It was a good feeling.
    Then, there are the tent stakes. SO MANY tent stakes!! Plus, beers cans, bottle caps, and pop tops. I do not understand why people cannot walk fifty feet to a garbage can instead of burying their trash on the beach!!
    I also met a man on the beach with a Garrett detector. Actually, he was in the ocean . He said the detector was waterproof and design for under water. The one thing I do not understand - or believe - is he told me that every time he comes to the beach (twice a year), he finds at least two rings in the ocean. I find this hard to believe, but i am new at this hobby. However, I have read where people hunt for years and never find a ring or anything like a ring. For this man to find two every time he comes... well I am a little skeptical....??
    Anyway, I was happy with my "finds". I also discovered that it is easy and fun to go detecting at night on the beach. As long as there is enough light for you to be able to see so you do not fall into a hole, and as long as you have a decent flash light, I found walking on the beach detecting in the dark a lot of fun. Hey, most of the time we cannot see what we are looking for anyway!! Right?? Try it sometime!
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    Not hard to believe he finds 2 each time, although he is probably talking about 2 per vacation not 2 per day, the majority of the rings I find are in the water or wet sand that was under water on last high tide, my best day I found 5 gold, two of which had diamonds. When you see people walking the beach with a detector they are not looking for coins they are looking for gold jewelry, we use the coins to help cover the expenses. I have saved all my clad coins that I have found, have a little over $1200 in change in jar.

    As far as hunting at night just stay aware, I know of 2 people who were mugged while detecting at night. I am always armed when I hunt myself, especially at night and during the day if I am not going in the water due to rough surf ect.
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