This year my metal detecting activities are down. I have been training for my 1st half marathon run on September 15th. I have put a lot of time and sweat into achieving this goal. I am down 30+ pounds.
Earlier this week I went out for a recovery (see Recoveries…). I was in a bad mood because I couldn’t make the find for Christine. So while alone at home, because my family was in New York City attending the America’s Got Talent Show (sitting in the front row), I decided to try and cheer myself up by heading to the Jersey Shore. I love spending time on the beach alone. I get to spend some quality time with my mom.
I settled on Sea Isle City. I brought my rain gear because the forecast wasn’t good. Heavy cloud clover and dark clouds off in the distance. There were very few people on the beach at 5:30pm. Just the way I like it. Low tide would be around 8:30pm.
I started searching and I was finding quarters, a very good sign. I worked my way to the wet sand. Very few targets there. The sand was all soft & mushy. Back to the high tide mark. More targets there.
I got a very large signal & started digging. I thought that it was going to be a soda can. Much to m y surprise it was a 2 foot metal shovel. I guess someone was building a serious sand sculpture when they lost it.
Then I found my first toy car. I have found close to 200 of these cars. I have been thinking about putting them on eBay in groups of five to see what they will bring me. Plenty of targets still keeping me busy, I moved along.
The surf wan’t very rough, so I kept looking for dolphins. They usually bring me good luck. Tonight there would be no dolphins. I guess too many have died this year.
It started to drizzle. I kept pushing along. I did see a few other people metal detecting. One father son & daughter team, sharing 2 detectors and 1 shovel in the dry sand. There was another guy a few blocks away searching the wet sand. All were digging making finds.
I ended the night with no jewelry. Oh well you can’t find a ring every time out. I did end up with a used car lot. I ended up finding 9 Match Box cars and a fighter jet toy. I was soaked because it was a warm rain, so I didn’t put on my gear. I would have just been wet with sweat, so I enjoyed the rain.
This week I should get a lot of detecting time in. Lake season opens up and I plan on making a trip or to to the beach. I took some time off from work.
Tomorrow I travel to Pennsylvania to return a anniversary band I found for a woman who lost it in Cape May. I will be posting that story on my website www.metaldetectingman.com