Fearlessly walked past the sign, but I think the seal had scoffed all the goodies. Nothing but a handful of 3-4oz leads.
Glad it was a daylight hunt - wouldn't have seen this in the dark! As it happened, Jaws was elsewhere, probably eating penguins.
Tried spot #2 nearby - fully sanded in and only hits were ali flotsam, so using the principle that if the sand had built here, it may have gone from further up...
Spot #3, despite a nice trough in the beach spitting out plenty of lead, it was very crowded and didn't take long before I had a swarm of 8-10 young kids getting in the way. Temper started getting a bit short after the usual decoy techniques didn't work. Worse when they saw me dig a few dollars of goldies in a spill.
Although they became like a pack of Chihuahuas when I dug a bracelet, despite the language getting stronger about keeping out of the way of the coil swing, and their little Raccoon hands in the holes before I even had the pointer out of the holster. I decided to call it quits before one of them accidentally got 'scooped'. No, really, at this stage it would have still been accidental...
So, a big pile of lead, slightly smaller pile of ali trash and broken glass, Tui penny and a teeny-tiny S/S bracelet. Hoped it was silver, but can't win 'em all.
Last tide tomorrow - Might get back into the mud for a wiggle.