Made a trip to the forest with the British trenches this morning. Weather was fairly good, I had fuelled up with coffee and food and fresh batteries for the Fisher. It had rained all night so a moment after stepping into the forest I was soaking wet. I turned on the detector and three-four sweeps with it and there was a good signal. I was still close to the road so I was pretty sure the signal would prove to be nothing more than a soda can or some rubbish thrown from a passing car, but I dug it. Tearing away the moss I saw something black and leathery looking. I was carefull when removing more moss and the soil. Then I saw what it was. The characteristic tube told me it was a British gas mask, and it looked to be in a very nice condition. I didn`t want to damage it so I carried it back to the car before I continued into the forest.
Pretty happy with the great start I wandered around the trenches and dug outs for a couple of hours, stopping here and there digging signals and eating blueberries. Between a few small dumping pits with rubbish from more modern times there was very little signals. I only dug food tins and a handfull of spent .303s. At the very end of the search having moved so I approached the oposite side of my car I found a dug out with signals all over. As I began digging it I felt a few drops of rain. Removing the moss and branches went quickly but under it was a layer of german barbed wire, always a good sign. I opened holes two other places in the dug out and hit barbed wire again. I took the detector and discriminated away the signals given by the wire and swept it across,, more signals from different type of metals. I had only the wire cutter on my Gerber tool and started cutting my way trough tha mass of barbed wire when the dam in the sky broke. It poured down like under a waterfall so I hastily retreated to the car! Going back to the dug out again very soon armed with a better wire cutter :)