Wembury Beach, 3 hour session.
Down on the beach I met a fellow detectorist who said he had been at it for about 4 hours and had found a few bob. He seemed to know what he was doing as he had two machines, one with discrimination for up on the dry and a PI for the wet. Now that's worth keeping in mind.
I started detecting right down on the low tide water line and was soon into the signals, shame it was all junk but hey, if I was finding ring pulls, bottle caps etc, then surely if there were any goodies there I would find them. With that in mind it kept me interested.
I'm starting to see now how hard work this PI beach detecting can be. I was forever digging up rusty nails which on a machine with discrimination would have saved a lot of digging. But I knew this so am not complaining. Those pesky ring pulls, bottle tops and bits of cans would have sounded through mind no matter what machine you used. That's something to bear in mind, if you go and try and discriminate out those ring pulls and bottle tops chances are you will also discriminate out small silver coins, rings and other small good targets. Use the discrimination wisely as our machines can't 'see' what the metal is in the sand or soil and goes by the conductivity it gives off, and a ring pull gives off the same amount of conductivity as a silver ring.
So, nothing great to show you, ended up with £1.58 in decimal coinage and another lesson in beach detecting which I needed.