Post the latest Storms, Hurricanes, King Tides and other events (wild weather warnings too), they may help shift the beaches for the Detectorists.
[posting before and after pictures of sand washouts is more than welcome]
Could also be handy for fresh water gold finding folks.
We recently had a Supermoon early in December.
This causes both higher and lower tides aka King Tides, peak 1–2 days afterwards.
This may have shifted some sand from your secret beach spot(s), especially if it was in conjunction with rain/storm.
There was another Supermoon on 2-1-2018:
West Coast – 4 January 2018
On the West Coast the King Tide is predicted to peak on Thursday 4 January 2018 at around 12:05PM.
East Coast – 5 January 2018
On the East Coast the King Tide is predicted to peak on Friday 5 January 2018 at around 10:43AM.
Next Supermoon January 31 2018.
This can also be a good chance to get further into the mud at the super low tide
You might need to get in some extra Zzzz if this occurs during the night.
For the most part people are still being warned away from most coasts and rivers. I think it pays to listen with one dead already, there isn’t any hurry, as you well know, most metals seldom move far even in a storm, a prime example is finding almost 100 year old coins on beaches, and the oversight agencies making the warnings are plugged in to more data than you have. However, for those looking to forward their water assessment skills for braving weather or for any reason a river safety course, useful for rivers and somewhat (water dynamics at least) transferable to most water bodies. The tides could make for an interesting time once the warnings are lifted perhaps.
Good tips, I’m sure you were, but for some randomly reading with new Xmas presents and no club it probably pays to spell it out, from experience it can detract from important response tasks and restoration of infrastructure when emergency workers have to warn people from a waters edge, and that’s not the intention of anyone I think.
Perhaps we will see some of you on one of the courses, so as to safely embolden your searches and to give you the skills to follow your hunches without getting lost or drowned.
I did take a look once the worst had passed at a spot that had just begun yielding NZ legal tender 1920s British currency and sadly that spot is sanded in, with other parts of the harbor KMs away with small cut outs I’m thinking of exploring for the exercise (no high hopes at all), so it was a mixed bag so far that didn’t support the gas to get there.
It was raining and rather overcast, but quite bright, then at 11pm …had a lie down , woke up at 3am and totally missed everything! Though probably would’ve only seen an orangish sky!
I only have to live another 19 years to catch the next one.
Looks like the wind/swells are not going to work for me on this one Will still head out looking for wrap-around cuts although have the suspicion it’ll be another non-profit 4Hr drive around the countryside.