Today was a bad day at the office

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:( A friend of mine who hasn`t long bought an Equinox asked me could he go detecting with me today as he was new to the Equinox and wanted a few tips & pointers on it,so I agreed. Arranged to meet him at 4.30 which I wasn`t that keen on today because it was still stifflingly hot even then ,and I knew it was going to be hard going, and my intuition didn`t let me down.
The corn had only recently come off and was reasonably short to detect over but the sun sapped our bodies quickly. To make matters worse for him he came without his headphones, so that was the first let down. We then we set off ,. It soon became clear this field wasn`t going to give much up in the way of finds. It was about 700 yards square and had a pylon half way across it which sent my Anfibio into fits of gobbledygooks when I got near it so I quickly got out of its way.. A couple of large round-shaped rusty washers surrendered immediately without a fight ,but after that we might as well have been detecting on the Moon. Four hours and what seemed like around ten miles of walking later , all we had to show was me, a tiny button and a tiny fragment of what appers to be silver about the size of a cut quarter,but it wasn`t one, and two or three small bits of lead and my friend had a couple of very small bits of lead and a small bit of copper metal squashed up. Needless to say we left without shedding a tear .
I dropped him off home then proceeded back to my place where I felt like a Train had side swiped me and I had to get a bath to ease my poor body which was in shock because apart fro two hours a week ago I havn`t been detecting for 10 months.
So All in all , a very bad day at the office. :( :( :(
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I have not gone out today for that same reason, the hot sun beats you down, tries to burn you, and you need lots of water. At least you have a feel for that field now. :roll: :thumbsup:
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I have been wanting to go out this week, but i took my dogs out around 4 today and the heat was unreal, like someone has moved the sun closer :shock:

Well, at least you had a bath, that has to be a plus?
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Woke up to very heavy rain this morning that lasted till about 11 then you could feel the change in temperature - no breeze of any form then it hit extreme heat not worth going to my permission and glad I didn`t ended up with a cold shower and beer
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westmerian wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:54 pm Woke up to very heavy rain this morning that lasted till about 11 then you could feel the change in temperature - no breeze of any form then it hit extreme heat not worth going to my permission and glad I didn`t ended up with a cold shower and beer
It was similar here, damp but a reasonable temperature and then the sun started to show. I detest the heat.
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Phew Duck!! I toyed with detecting but decided against it as I'd mooched about a barren field of rape stubble for the square root of beep all a couple of days ago. It was like detecting a sea of knitting needles. Too hot to concentrate and too tiring in every respect.
When i have the day like I did...and the one you describe....I console myself with it being part of the dues I pay for the good ones. Like effort in the bank. :lol:
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There are a lot of "bad" days about at the moment, it seems, but all will be well again once the stubble goes.

As for detecting in the heat - nah. I'll be taking advantage of the nasty habit I seemed to have developed (getting up stupidly early) and lob a couple of hours in early doors before the sun gets unbearable.
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It was far too hot to venture out yesterday afternoon. I should have gone early really, but didn’t. I went out at 19.30 and it was still too hot. I won’t be going out today either, set for 32 degrees - I’d melt.
You need to be comfortable or it’s simply not enjoyable....and the finds don’t seem to come up.
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You also need plenty of fluids and a hat. There really is no point getting heat stroke just for the sake of going out.

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shaggybfc wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:11 am It was far too hot to venture out yesterday afternoon. I should have gone early really, but didn’t. I went out at 19.30 and it was still too hot. I won’t be going out today either, set for 32 degrees - I’d melt.
You need to be comfortable or it’s simply not enjoyable....and the finds don’t seem to come up.
Absolutely ,never a few true words said. :thumbsup: I was ready to throw the towel in after half an hour but my friend wanted more time to get acquainted with his new Nox ,so I hung on in there but crikey it was torturous going. I think all in all without exageration ,we were out for getting on for nearly 4 hours, and in blazing sunshine that aint advisable , it was even "hot" at around 7 PM as I`d hoped it would have calmed down around then..
Anyway like I said at the beginning, I KNEW it was going to be like that out of past experience, but because my friends not done any detecting for many years and was eager to get out with his Nox , I couldn`t disappoint him by going back early .
So ! I woke up this morning aching all over from head to foot , & especially my arms and legs . :lol: Hey Ho. :D
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I went out for a few hours in it yesterday morning and it was getting hotter and hotter and the grounds too dry again now too. I suppose the one crops will be ripening faster and any stubble will soon be dry enough to just break off as the coil swipes it - silver linings and all that :D
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Just in from a few hours (07.00-10.00) and man, was it starting to get wum. Well worth it, though :D :thumbsup:

Plan for tomorrow morning: same again but even earlier.
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figgis wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:10 am Well worth it, though :D :thumbsup:
You’d best elaborate on that :D Glad someone is finding something! :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:05 pm [You’d best elaborate on that :D Glad someone is finding something! :thumbsup:
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