Popular kids swimming spot in summer, just me and the Pukekos this morning.
$13 in goldies, a handful of old decimals and a pair of small silver earrings left on a rock ledge for safe keeping...and forgotten.
Quick permission hunt to kill the boredom
Another halfpenny and silver 3d, can't be bothered sorting out the volumes of foil and leadheads here now. So crossing this spot off the list. Has probably given near a hundred coins, a fair swag of which were silvers so won't complain.
Early morning beach hunt before work
Sanded in, but recent heavy rain had cause the stream at the far end of the beach to change course so gave that a go. Nuisance coppers and a few other old decimals. Nothing to rave about.
Dropped into another beach for an hour before work
Usually poor pickings, but a definite slope had formed.
Found where the soft sand hardened up and quickly hit a $1, turned out I was in the middle of a sweet coin line about 3m wide. Pulled $15 and a junk ring - Almost earned minimum wage! :
Back to the golden beach
Straight into the goldies again, continued working up the beach also nabbing a few rings on the way.
Climbed back in the car with another $16, pile of lead, and four rings - 3 925's and a skinny 18k.
And from deep, deep down - A very intriguing blob of carbon steel, being electrolysed now.
New Permission! 50 ACRES right on the edge of town.
Pouring rain but keen to get into this one.
Turned up and instantly spotted the tell-tale clumps of white lilies. Headed over and spent an hour wandering aimlessly to get the lay of the land with the occasional probe hole to check for fill etc.
Lots of bits of now-absent house started turning up which proved promising and mostly from the mid to late 20's, some of which suggested it wasn't a poor household (Plated serving tray handle) Tagged this bit for a revisit when it's less muddy.
Checked out a stream that flows through the block, old china and glass fragments seemed to turn up in pockets so also marked these areas for a future visit. Best of all - no pulltabs!