Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10/27 Report - Burt Webber & the Solo Dios Gloria & Weekend Waves

19th Century Anchor Found Near Perdido River.

An oil boom snagged an 19th century anchor while working to clean up the oil spill near the mouth of the Perdido River.

This is a relatively small anchor, probably from a smaller vessel.

Below is the link to the Press-Register story.

Burt Webber Jr. and his crew returned to salvage the Solo Dios Gloria, an early 18th Century Spanish galleon that sank off the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Finds have included silver coins, jewels, gold jewelry with pearls, a solid gold ring with diamonds, and much more.

Below is the link to that story.

Talk about luck! One new detectorist discovered about a million dollars of ancient gold jewelry in his first week of owning a metal detector.

Here is the link to that story.

Forecast and Conditions.

It looks like there is a possibility that Halloween could bring a treat for detectorists. This weekend seas are expected to increase from around the current three feet, to around 6 or 6.5 feet. As I've mentioned that is getting close to what is usually required to produce some good hunting. Of course, there are other factors to take into a account, including wind and wave direction. So although I can't be sure that conditions will improve this weekend, there is a decent chance that they will. The fact that some sand was removed last week will help. I'll keep an eye on developments.

Right now, the southwest winds might help you get out a little further than otherwise.

Happy hunting,