I soon found signs of activity of both Wehrmacht, Norwegian Army and tourists or trekkers. There were building foundations, a little old rust sticking out from the ground and a staggering amount of modern rubbish. Of course I try to take with me as much as possible of the modern waste littering the surface but it angers me how lazy some people are just throwing their garbage around. Well, the place I had chosen to start searching had been heavily used and I got signals from the detector almost everywhere. I even found a couple of small dumping pits. The weird thing was that I could only find food cans, fish tins, nails and barrell bands. I really dug a lot of signals, but nothing. Definatley this must have been an area for cooking food, storing food and eating food. It is very idyllic so it does makes sense kind of.
The day had become really warm, not the 14 degree Celsius I had been promised. It had to have climbed above +20 and it was difficult to find the energy to keep on detecting and digging. I found myself taking frequent rests enjoying the views and drinking my cold water. This summer I started taking frozen water with me on expedition. It is so good to have an ice cold drink when taking a break.
I began realising that a continued search was futile and that I should go home and just chill out in the sun. With that descision made I went back to the car and took off towards home. On the way I remembered that my friend wanted some of the red plastic exercise ammo so I stopped where I knew there would be some, climbed the hill, found some positions that were full of the plastic casings and filled my bag.
Back home I threw all the sandy and rusty gear on the floors and found my relaxation sandals and went out in the sun to hang out with the Cat. And that is what I will be doing the next few days as the weather seems to be on warm summer mode for the moment, relaxing at home and around the house. There will still be rust in the forests in a few days when the temperatures drops to more comfy digging levels.
So until next time, Enjoy life as good as you can :)