Our searching expeditions took us to an old ammo camp where we spent a few hours picking up shrapnel. Some of the ordnance had definately been detonated there because it was like searching a battlefield. Shrapnel in all sizes, everywhere through the forest. A few Brennzunders were hiding by a bunker entrance and inside another bunker we found half of a blown up Tellermine. Lunch was enjoyed on a bunker wall, listening to the birds and fighting the occasional mosquito. The rest of the hours spent there going through shrapnels and shell fragments. It gets boring rather quick, until one find that amazing looking piece, which we weren`t lucky enough to score this time.
A nice chat with Landowner gave us an even cooler score though, a quick rummage through a barn! Between the layers of old dust we found a few nice things from our former occupants. We ended up carrying home, a soup container, a sledgehammer, a small container which I think held grease and a few Bosch car parts which I think might be wartime era items !! :)
Today the Girlfriend was busying herself with work so I grabbed the backpack and went out to the relic fields. I went to the place where it had been a vehicle workshop and garages. I spent much of the day there with rather good results. It was warm as heck, the sun was really throwing it at me today. For starters I dug up a flag holder, a Notek headlamp, a pocket knife and a motorcycle license plate. I have wanted to find a good license plate for a while now, but sadly this one looks like it will be bare metal after cleaning. Still it was fun to find it :) The next item I liberated from the grip of the roots was a floor plate from a vehicle, with the rifle buttstock holder attached. I wonder what vehicle it might be from.. Then I dug up a Notek rear light, a bit damaged but hey..and besides it was the internals for a headlamp! When I removed soil and moss from the next signal I realized the trip back to the car would become extra fun, a Kraftsoff barrell top, with the metal ring, heavy as they come. Todays most interesting find was laying next to the barrell top. It was something as simple as a karbid lamp, but the bottom of it wasn`t original to the lamp, but a 7.5 cm LiG casing. I really love "trench-art" and "trench-made" stuff so this goes right into the collection. The hours went by and the pile of rust didn`t grow smaller so when I found Notek rear light number two and headlamp internals number two I turned off the detector and began to pack it all up and plod my way back to the car.
Fuelled by these finds I might go back there a little trip tomorrow:)