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...which is a better state of affairs than Great Aunt's who's back on it :thumbdown: Apparently she needs funding for patching up her rubber bladder which has sprung a leak and if she can find a market for demented old biddies with various and varied ersatz body parts then good luck to her, I say. But I digress...

What ho,

Managed to fire up the Jenks and get out for the first time in, oh ages. I decided to let the ground dry out a bit and this proved a good decision as while there was still a lot of water on the fields, there was a goodly supply of dry(ish) soil :thumbsup: It was simply a joy to be out again and the wet, compacted soil was giving super-crisp signals.

The first diggable signal turned out to be a blank bag seal and shortly afterwards a sad-looking Constantius II coin came up. I was particularly pleased with this as, although it was in a sorry state (as virtually all my ancient bronze coins are) it was of the "fallen horseman" reverse type which I hadn't found before. Not a bad start at all, and a Carausius bronze in half-decent nick turned up just before the first drinks break.

A belter of a start to the innings but, in truth, nothing else turned up during the rest of it other than a bit of silver which for all the world looks like a cut quarter but which is probably just a cut quarter-shaped piece of something else. It, like Great Aunt lately, is entirely naked and without a shred of detail on it whatsoever. Maybe it is a particularly smooth coin but I don't think so.
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The long layoff had my muscles complaining after only three hours and I regretfully drew stumps around lunchtime. I'm used to swinging for 6-8 hours, sometimes on both days of the weekend, but it got to the stage where even gin failed to fortify mind and body so I knew that carrying on would only lead to grief. Some decent finds, but the real prize was the ability to get out and do something I'd hitherto taken for granted and to re-acquaint myself with the privilege which is detecting.

The muscles in me old legs, me back and me right bicep gave me right proper gyp for a couple of days, but by Gor it was worth it :D

Pip pip :thumbsup:
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Great to see you back on the crease, John.
You even lasted longer than any of our players out in India.
Good to see, someone finding Romans.
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Cheers, :thumbsup:
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About time too John. Your poor Deus must have thought you’d given up the game! Very glad someone has removed some more of those blasted grots from this beautiful land we call home. Hopefully you’ll soon have those things out of the way so you can get down to some seriously good finds from any other era :lol:

Really glad you had fun! Soak in the bath then soak in the gin and the muscle aches will soon be gone :Luv Ya:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:55 pm Confined to the Pavilion until 29th March, due to away matches.
Blimey, that's a shame, lad. But hopefully you'll appreciate it all the more when you do finally get out.
Oxgirl wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:02 pm About time too John. Your poor Deus must have thought you’d given up the game! Very glad someone has removed some more of those blasted grots from this beautiful land we call home. Hopefully you’ll soon have those things out of the way so you can get down to some seriously good finds from any other era :lol:

Really glad you had fun! Soak in the bath then soak in the gin and the muscle aches will soon be gone :Luv Ya:
No taste, Cath, that's your problem :lol:

But I take on board your recommendations for muscle easement. I feel a bath of gin coming on :thumbsup:
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Good job too!
I've had jenkins on the morse code tapper trying to make me lay a bread crumb trail of Gin to get you back in the field :shock:
He misses his thrashings does old Jenks :lol:

Good to see you out and aboot lad, and a few Romans to show Cath next time we meet up, she will be sooo pleased and impressed
I'm bringing my collection of Roman boot nails for her to drool over :ugeek:
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Have you been detecting on OGs favourite Roman field :D
Glad you got out :thumbsup:
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Well done John, no pain no gain! :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:06 pm The long layoff had my muscles complaining after only three hours and I regretfully drew stumps around lunchtime.
I can relate to that, I had just over 7 hours on my last hunt and boy did I feel it afterwards. Well done on your hunt. :thumbsup:
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Nice one John.
I went out last Sunday for the first time this year and found absolutely zilch!
But the feeling of liberation was worth it.
All the best.
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Thanks, all :thumbsup:
Blackadder43 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:09 pm Good job too!
I've had jenkins on the morse code tapper trying to make me lay a bread crumb trail of Gin to get you back in the field :shock:
He misses his thrashings does old Jenks :lol:
It's the only currency the swine understands and he's quite directionless without them.

During the enforced layoff the impulse to detect had almost gone, possibly because there was no point wanting to do something you know you can't, but I'm happy to say the bug has renewed its hold and I'll be out again later :D
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Great little hunt there Figgis , I know the feeling about being away from something for so long it almost feels as if it were another life away because you become so detached from it . Good to be back out again and re igniting the interest . :thumbsup:
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Just back from another little outing and the soil is absolutely perfect and the flame of detectorising is once again well and truly lit :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:38 pm Just back from another little outing and the soil is absolutely perfect and the flame of detectorising is once again well and truly lit :thumbsup:
Crop burning is a little extreme though! :-?
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quote Paul,...." Just back from another little outing and the soil is absolutely perfect and the flame of detectorising is once again well and truly lit ".
Quote Ian,... " Crop burning is a little extreme though."

Sounds like Denzil Washington's around detecting . (there`s a clue in there somewhere) :lol: ? anyone ??
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Bors wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:22 pm quote Paul,...." Just back from another little outing and the soil is absolutely perfect and the flame of detectorising is once again well and truly lit ".
Quote Ian,... " Crop burning is a little extreme though."

Sounds like Denzil Washington's around detecting . (there`s a clue in there somewhere) :lol: ? anyone ??
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