I spent the rest of the week in the German camp where I had found lots of frozen dumping pits. Most had thawed by now so I could finally open some of them up. The area have the top layer covered by modern garbage from campers and rubbish thrown out from passing cars, and many of the pits were also half full of this crap. Underneath it all is sandy and rocky soil which preserves well, and a few relics from the wartime. So far I haven`t found anything great there. Its been mostly bottles and the usual bits of half-rubbish, but I am sure some good stuff will turn up. I have found some broken porcelain mugs and plates from both Heer and Luftwaffe, German and Norwegian coins, tons of food tins and some mystery bits I suspect might be from some kind of weapon. I also dug up the seasons first Kraftstoff barrell top, a small and quite intact shaving mirror and an empty M39 egg handgrenade. The best find I think was a nice little American 37mm shell casing. I really wonder how that found its way into a German dumping pit, prehaps it came from the Lendlease given to the Red Army and a German soldier brought it back from the front..We ll never know though.
I also had an amazing close-encounter with Nature itself one of the days. I was moving down from a plateau into a ravine when a quite large and almost entirely white owl flew through the ravine and passed just a few meters from me. It was such a stunning moment, and only second or third time in my life I see an owl in the wild. The coming week wont have much vibes of summer according to the weather folks, so I have taken down the hammock and finding my rain poncho and getting ready for some more trips.
I hope you all have a great time :)