On her stroll the Girlfriend had discovered several very interesting sites and excited she dragged me along to some pits filled with rust and several dugouts and barracks and hut foundations, she really is a keeper:) In the rustpit I spotted the top of a German fuel barrel, marked with "Krafstoff.Feuergefarlich.Heer" which I collected and attached to my backpack. Next we searched across a little section where hundreds of bottles had been smashed and broken. Not my favorite place as those sharp shards easily cuts through gloves and clothes but we found a Notek light, two tent pegs and a K98 ammo pouch. Not far away we sat down for lunch and just in front of us I spotted a broken porcelain bowl sticking out from the moss. I opened up the ground and found a dumping pit with some broken porcelain, a few rusted spoons and food tins but it was still frozen so it has to wait for another day to be dug, when I covered it back up a gaming piece and a bakelite fuze protector for the M39 egg grenade fell out from the moss.
After a few more hours of searching with no finds we headed back home to relax with a good homemade dinner.
This morning she had to go to work so I got up with her and soon after she had left I skipped town and went out to the camps again. I wanted to check out a couple of places and spent half the day searching. I found the places I was looking for and several interesting looking dumping pits for digging this summer. On my way through the forest I dug out two more fuel barrel tops, one from Shell, and one from Wehrmacht. Under the wehrmacht top was a tiny dumping pit holding some perfume bottles, zeltbahn buttons, three toothbrushes (glad I have the toothbrush holder from Luftwaffe now) some cream and toothpaste tubes and a small ashtray with some tourist motive from outside Narvik. After digging a lot of junk I found another shallow ditch with some relics. In this one I found a 10.5 cm leFH18 casing, A large battery with bakelite body, a few ampere meters, parts from a bicycle, parts of a headset, two bakelite boxes without lids, two German compass houses made from bakelite and a quite funny find, a flattened football, patched up several times, and I read "Continental" on one of the parts that made up the football :)
It is going to be a warm day tomorrow so I might be ready for another little expedition after the morning brew :)