We strolled the ca half kilometer through the woods while we swung the metal detectors in front of us. I walked closest to the road and picked up signal after signal, but it was all junk that idiots had thrown out of their car windows.
When we found the first of several barrack foundations we threw down the backpacks and did a quick sweep around the foundations before it was time for coffee. The summer had returned and it became a bit boiling in the open so soon I was back on my legs and went into the shade under the trees. Here I found a harmonica, some k98 casings and more rubbish from passing cars.
When we met at the backpacks for lunch a bit later Baard had dug up a nice Norwegian coin. A bit bent and from 1952 but a pretty neat find. I had found a wet marshy ditch where I picked up a uniform button, a cavalry stirrup, a strange looking horseshoe tool (at least thats what I think it is), food tins and a small glass jar. We were sitting next to a large stinging nettle patch and Baard the lunatic just wandered into it checking for signals. He proved there was metals under the soil there but to what cost? We dug a bit from the sides of the patch as one probably would get stung to death sitting down in the middle of the bushes. From the soil came a half rotten Gebirgsjäger boot, a pair of spurrs, a padlock and two lanterns for candles. It was a pain digging there though as the nettles kept stinging and when putting the shovel in the ground some of them would fall over and whip their stingers across face and hands. Not terribly comfortable, so we moved on into the camp area and made plans to chop down the nettles before our next attempt there.
The rest of the day we dug up some gaming pieces, M24 grenade parts, stripper clips and rifle casings, a field shovel, some cream tubes, a wallet and a silver spoon. Also a small chewing tobacco tin with a name engraved, a large wrench and more of the mine parts we found last time.
The day had passed way too fast and we could agree that it had been a very nice trip out in the nature even if none of us felt we had gotten any really good finds. It ll be a year until next time Baard will be back in the North, but I am hoping to get a trip out again one of the next days. So until then, Keep Smiling :)