Now we went back to the car and drove into another valley where we earlier on a stroll had spotted Chaga mushroom growing on some trees. We climbed the hill and to our big surprise we saw rests of buildings and earthen dug outs. Between some trees old German barbed wire had grown into the trunks and was stretched out. So here had definately been a German camp. This is a place to check out further if I can get the permission to search there, a project for wintertime. We found some Chaga and kept looking for more when Girlfriend called out to me and said she had found a bunker. She had discovered a shelter built into the side of the slope, and it had survived all these years since the war! Very interesting!
The detector kept screaming and I dug out three vehicle fire extinguishers and two brackets for them. None of the extinguishers were complete but prehaps I`ll find the rest of them someday. Then I had a very interesting signal, the detector indicated gold or bling or something like it, foil prehaps, so I sat down in the snow again, starting to feel the needles from the cold going through my skin. I was of course all soaking wet by now but in a second I didn`t notice that anymore. I removed some snow and opened up the forest floor and I saw something yellow. Yellow like gold. That was exciting! I carefully dug out several parts of a broken tray of some sort and I am pretty sure it is gold plated silver. Very nicely ornamented. I found it in the middle of what seemed to be a burn pit so it was difficult to be sure if I had gotten all the bits for the tray. I searched what I could before I had to begin my trip back home, but made sure to mark the place so I can easily find back to it to try locate any missing bits.
I am not sure if this is the final dig of the season, but if it is it was certainly a good one!! But I hope there will be a few more chances before the ground is block frozen :)
Have a great weekend everyone:)