Up early ~ well a "Lazy Early " @ <06.30 hrs> ! The skies looked really ominous ~ typical of what has appeared each day for almost a week now ~ and now ~ the forecast is for a potential first Wet season Cyclone or at very least a monsoon low for Xmas period ~
But anyway as I had finally made a meet up with good mate Terry it wa "game on" !
We met up at 08.30 ~ transferred his kit t the new 'wheels' and headed off ~
Weather was still " iffy" at best, but we plugged on, in an old favorite site ~ once again a mixed bag of units typical of the camps locally ~
when we rigged up I wandered the 3 metres back to the "wheels" and to my utter surprise ~ I foudn signals right next the vehicle ~
In short it took me over 1 1/2 hours to clear the area ~ ranged from buckles to coins ~ a lot of .30 US shell cases even down to toothpaste tubes ~ Obviously a tent site !!
We managed a few hours before the skies opened up and poured on us as we moved sites ~
But when we moved onto the second site we were aghast to find some Cretin had been there recently ~ and had left a large number of holes ~
Wanker ~ bringing the MD and archaeology trade down in credibility ~ BUT ~ some poor justice as the Idiot had no degree of notable skills and i actually found some moderate relics right on his track as he had dragged his shovel behind him leaving an drag mark on some ground ~
We called it a day around 15.00hrs ~ but not before we again were rained on ~
No outstanding finds ~ although did find some cool small items ~
The overall tally ~ the extreme left items were itsm Tery felt he had no shelf space for ~ He likes to have two of everything and the rest now goes to Stuart!
Those include two AMF buttons ~ the top one is in very nice shape and not damaged ~
Several very tidy King George V pennies revealed them selves ~
These items it would seem are part of a SMLE Aperture sighting !!
Lee-Enfield Rifle No.2 Mk.IV* and .22RF No.1 Mk.III
Puts a whole new credence on the 'shot KG V Penny I found earlier this year ~
The boot cleat is totally worn out.. seems this Digger did a LOT miles by foot ~ betting it walked Norht Africa/ Tobruk and Palestine ~
1941-01-23. TOBRUK - AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY DESCENDING UPON TOBRUK.
Yes another beer bottle variant
Northern Brewing Company
A river bank find ~ an amazing clear signal ~ dug < 30 cm hole > ~ for a Shower Rose !!