Which is simply another word for METAL DETECTING...
I've been metal detecting since January, 2002, and I've found loads of stuff: almost always interesting, and sometimes valuable. Going out with a metal detector is a bit like buying a ticket in a raffle with loads of prizes - you never know what you're going to get, but you're probably going to get something. I detect responsibly, i.e. show my finds to the landowners, and, when it's a valuable item such as a coin, give them 50% of the value. While I have found both gold and silver, I haven't yet found certifiable 'treasure', but I live in hopes. Somewhere out there is a hoard with my name on it - and I found it on July 26th, 2008!!!
Here are some (clickable) examples of things I'
The Collection is divided into two parts, 'coins' and 'artefacts'. The coins are mostly medieval 'hammered' sliver, or Roman, and the artefacts are, well, all kinds of things.
I love this hobby. I get to wander around in some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, finding amazing stuff. It's hard to beat. Now I just have to train my collie to carry the spade...
The Stories are true accounts of really silly detecting trips and were published by The Searcher magazine on a monthly basis from mid-2004 until March 2006, when I decided I needed to concentrate on other things. The Cartoons just sort of happened along the way. Enjoy!