Another beach bonanza


By Jean Williams

Wild weather hit our east coast beaches late last year, stripping away many feet of sand and while it was an event that was obviously not in the best interests of the beach or sunseekers, it’s what beach detector operators like me wait for all year.

I had decided to step up my beach hunting quite a few notches by purchasing an Excalibur II a few months before the holiday season started and I was ready to hit the sand.

I was in my element as I searched my favorite beaches, hunting around the miles of coffee rock and washed out areas full of shell grit and large pebbles. Large cuts had occurred in the upper parts of many beaches and there were deep troughs in the lower sections. I felt like a kid in a candy shop, or, should I say, jewellery shop.

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