Ring Found at Jensen Beach.
This ring was found by Gary D. some time ago. He mentioned that he was checking a web cam shot and noticed some low spots in the sand at Jensen Beach recently. Which brings up something I've mentioned in the past. It is often a good idea to check out some beaches on internet web cams before deciding where you want to detect. It's sometimes difficult to get the whole picture from a web cam, but it also can sometimes give you an idea about whether its worth the time or not.
Selections of The Rebublic of Pirates by Colin Woodard is available in part online. You can read about some of the salvage efforts on the 1715 Fleet and the pirates that attacked the salvage camps. It is all pretty interesting and you can probably find a few useful hints and tips. You'll find some mention of secondary camps, for example. You can read part of the book online, and then decide if you want to purchase the hard copy.
Here is a link to a section dealing with the 1715 Fleet and the pirate Jennings.
Concerning the recent BP oil leak, this message came from the office of Senator LeMieux.
"If you witness oil coming ashore or impacted wildlife, you should immediately contact the Deepwater Horizon Response Line at 866-557-1401. Floridians seeking help with issues related to the incident can call my office directly and toll-free at (866) 630-7106."
One little tip. Sometimes if you can find a sand bar under a foot or more of water with a nice dip in between the bar and the shore where a lot of people swim, either the front or back of the bar might be a good place to hunt. First check out the dip to determine if it might be good. If not, check out the bar. A submerged sand bar will often be moving in one direction or another - either towards shore or away from shore. The back side of such a bar will often yield a lot of targets. By the backside, I mean the side opposite the direction of movement. If the bar is moving towards shore, the place to check would be the side of the bar away from the shore. If the bar is moving towards shore there is a good chance that targets on the back of the bar are being uncovered as the bar moves.
Forecast and Conditions. The surf web sites show seas gradually building through the weekend, peaking on next Wednesday at about six or maybe seven feet. It usually takes something around eight feet to do much good. This could be the best chance we've had for a while. I'm hoping it actually happens.
I took a look at the wind charts and the wind will usually be from an east/northeast direction if the predictions are right. I'm afraid that will not be sufficiently from the north to create much erosion.
With all of the beaches that have been recently renourished and those that might be soon, that isn't helping much either.
We'll have to wait and see if we actually get the predicted in increase in seas for Tuesday or Wednesday.