It Was A Cold Wind From The North
A cold wind was blowing from the north as I entered the sea at 6:45 am. The sun was just peeping above the horizon. The usual morning joggers and a few worse for wear young things still coming out of the night clubs disturbed the tranquillity of the fresh air.
I stepped into the sea and shivered as I was wearing a shortie wet suit. I made my familiar start off down the shore line up to my waist in water. The CTX 3030 chirping every now and again.
Picking up a few coins. The first better find was a steel wedding band.
At one edge of the beach is a area of rocks out in the sea. By the time I had got there it had taken me an hour to work the first part of the shore.[split]
As it moved into the rocky area, the detector was singing almost every step, lots of coins, a bit of chain, Jesus from a pendant, a brass bracelet and an old crusty ring.
As I was now in deep water up to my chest I came across another good target 12:20 on the display. It took several digs of my scoop to retrieve it. When I first saw it I thought it was silver and the ID might have been confused with another object. I put it in my finds pouch and checked area but no other target.
I was starting to get cold by now I had been in the sea for almost 3 hours so I worked my way back up the beach to shallow water and back towards my car. On route finding some more coins.
When I got home unpacked my finds and cleaned them off. I have a tumbler for coins and silver if tarnished.
I decided to test the big ring but to my surprise it was not silver, so I checked on my gold tester (I have an electronic gold tester and acid tester). On both it came out a clear 18 carrot white gold. Weight of 20 grams. To say I was happy was a bit of understatement.
My best find ever. Mind you it took hours for me to thaw out. And where there is one ring, there is always more.