Well bit of a wasted day, doing much research, my head has nearly exploded with possibilities.
Found a road bridge, for a road that was never completed.
But… foreground entrance had massive interference, there was lots of ground noise on the bridge, and the area is a feral drinking hangout
Locals drove down and began taking photo’s of me and my car, I had a chat to them and they said the area has a lot of crime & drug dealers (it’s a dead end road), they still seemed suspicious even after I explained who I was and what I was doing.
Finally got to my island, hell of a climb to get on top.
That is how high I was up (my spade is where the ground is), practically climbed down in the dark, wouldn’t have been so bad, but I was lugging a spade and huge metal detector up & down.
Ended up going too late in the day, next time I’ll get there as the tide is going out, early morning.
Beautiful up top.
Mostly bottlecaps, pull tabs, but did find the top of a pre 90’s can near the edge.
There was a strong deep signal to go back for, as the spade was useless, the roots of the large trees are holding the entire thing together, and I don’t want to cause any erosion. Next time I’m taking a trowel for some serious mole tunneling between tree roots.
Took out a fair amount of gorse plants too.
It was quite dangerous up top as the sides are overhangs ready to go at any moment when someone walks too close to the edge.
I’ll be taking my rope & grapple hook when I return (need to get in some practice with it), and should help me get up & down safely too. Because of the erosion I’ll do a thorough detect around the base, I did spot one signal, but was too dark to be bothered with it.
And, now I’ve got another island in my sights too