On the night of the 5th I flew into New York for the summer. The next morning I visited Kurt’s place where several packages awaited me. Here is one:
After setting up the Stealth 720i Sand Scoop and gathering my Mares Classic 5mm dive boots (for walking along the sandy beach without abrading my feet), my floating sunglass-retention strap, and Clive James Clynick’s pamphlet White’s Surfmaster P.I. Dual-Field: An Advanced Guide, I headed off to the beach with my sister and cousin Maddy and their little babies. On the way we stopped at Treasures Unlimited in Bellmore, the detecting shop of famed treasure hunter Mike McMeekin (I’ll try to get a picture with him next time I go into the shop).
I’d ordered a pulse induction detector from Mike while still in England (the White’s Dual-Field), and he helped me get it set up and ready to go, and gave me plenty of helpful advice. Then it was off to Jones Beach to try out the new machine. P.I. machines don’t discriminate, pinging on all targets, but they go much deeper and aren’t bothered by salt water.
I hunted for an hour and half and found only bottle caps, bobby pins, and a twist tie from a bread bag. This last I found maybe sixteen inches deep! Right before returning to the girls and the kids to leave, I found a drop spot with four targets, the change pictured below. Though it was only 70 cents, it changed the feeling of the hunt and left me excited to take the Surfmaster P.I. out again soon.
A future treasure hunter: