I filled back the pit, stretched my back and went on for an uneventful half hour. I sat down and had lunch while I watched the ravens fly between the tree tops before I continued the search. Now I had another good signal and dug up a broken harmonica, but the signals kept coming so I threw of my backpack and opened up the forest floor. I dragged out a big hot food thermos, sadly broken, and more metal and bottles kept coming. I dug wider and deeper and now small gaming pieces peeked out. Lots of them in different colors. I found a 50 pfennig coin, cutlery, a tent peg and some losantine boxes. I lifted out some more of the sand and saw a pointy end of an item and knew it was a War Merit award. It was in great condition! I spent a few hours completing this pit and in the end I had a nice pile of relics. Several clay alco bottles, two bakelite boxes for cannons and several razors. I also found a silver lighter, and part of a trench-art ashtray with a matchbox holder. In the edge of the pit I found hundreds of German 9mm rounds inside the rest of a rotted zink box.
I had finished the pit and had planned to stroll around some more but a cold wind brought in lots of rain so I called it quits and started on my trip home. I really hope I can make it out there again tomorrow, maybe there is more medals, helmets and awards to be found.