The saturday search became a very warm one, with little finds. I roamed around mostly picking modern garbage, a few old german tools and a dumping pit filled with a broken stove, food tins and a spoon. One of the signals I dug was a very nice little matchbox cover, with the motive showing a person skiing through a forested landscape. I also found a small box of 9mm rounds, a toothbrush and some k98 rounds, stripper clips and a uniform button.
Moving on we found a small dumping pit with rubbish left behind by a 1960s or `70s army excersise and lots of pits filled with barbed wire, but not having gloves or tools to deal with barbed wire pits with us we left those for another time.
In a small opening in the forest the detector picked up a signal, "k98 casing, or scrap metal" I thought, but dug it anyhow coz one never knows.. and behold, I saw the pointed corner of a Kriegsverdienstkreuz - a War Merit Cross. Wow!! I could hardly believe it, the second one this season. It was in very good condition too! Happier than ants in a sugar pile I began a systematic search of the nearby area, and checking one of the other signals I suddenly heard the Girlfriend while she rushed past me: "Fliegeralarm!!!" I grabbed hold of the piece of metal I was trying to dig out, yanked it with me leaving the detector behind in a whole Jagdverband of bumblebees. We had probably stepped on or around the entrance to their nest and man were they pissed off. Letting them cool off before retrieving the detector I could see what relic I had grabbed from the soil, a bent and broken Göffel :)
We moved a bit away from the angry bees and continued the search. We found another small dumping pit and from it came a few nice relics, a gaming piece, a tent peg, and two belt buckles, one of them a Heer buckle, in rather sad condition but still..
By now it had gotten late and we both were quite hungry so we decided to leave the rest for another day and went home for icecream and a dinner-lunch in the sun :)
Have a great weekend everybody!!:)