The tourist beach this bling came off is heavily hunted day and night, but luckily for me everyone says "It's all in the water."
It was still dark when I walked onto the beach, but several people were already beach and water hunting with headlamps on.
After a couple of hours I decided to move to a beach closer to home and made my way back to the point I had entered the beach.
As I usually do, I decided to search a few yards past the place I first walked onto the beach.
The gold chain was waiting for me and my quirky habit of searching a few yards past the place I walked onto the beach paid off, again!
It was still early in the morning when I hit the local beach, but not too early for other beach and water hunters.
Two guys were searching the wet sand and two people were water hunting, I figured I had put an hour on the parking meter I may as well stay.
I was squeezed in between the two water hunters searching in deeper water and the wet sanders.
My first signal in the water was a yard of 14K gold chain, 36 inches of gold wrapped around my scoop basket.
I put the 2.5 ounce gold chain in my finds pouch, turned my metal detector off and walked back to my van.
It may sound crazy, but I always wanted to do that, find something good and just walk off the beach lol!
Four ounces of gold chain in just over 2 hours of beach and water hunting, at two different heavily hunted beaches.
Now you know why I smile when people moan about competition, I have no competition as it is just me, my metal detector and a quest to find gold.
Which brings me to the point of this blog, the only competition you really have is the ocean and sand hiding the gold.