Thursday, November 21, 2013

11/21/13 Report - Ancient Seals and Amulets, Finds on the Atocha and Margarita, and Treasure Coast Conditions.

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Ancient Seals and Amulets
Illustration from the above University of Munster web site.
Link below.

Last night's high tide did nothing to improve the beach that I saw this morning.  I'd rate it a low 2 (on my 5-point scale) right now.   I still am expecting improvement, maybe tonight. 

This morning it appeared that last night's high tide barely got up to the foot of the previous cut.  It looked almost like the photo I showed yesterday.  Still a lot of sea weed.  The front beach was mostly mushy with a line of covered shells running about half way down the slope.  There was a LOT of sand out in front of the beach, which was buffering the wave energy.

It also rained this morning on and off.   I didn't take my camera out since it was raining.

I haven't seen anything yet to make me increase my beach conditions rating, but the eight foot surf is still predicted.  That is usually enough to help, but of course it also depends upon angles etc. 

Unfortunately the waves all morning have been coming almost directly from the East - not a good angle.

Another positive thing is that in another week a 5 to eight foot surf is predicted again.  It looks like we are in a pattern with a  reoccurring seven or eight foot surf almost every week.   That is a lot better than what we've had for years.

Tomorrow the surf on the Treasure Coast is supposed to start decreasing and reduce to 3 feet or so in a few days before increasing again.

Although we've been having fairly rough seas on the Treasure Coast, they've been able to keep working on the Atocha and Margarita sites.

The JB Magruder  just found a complete dagger, more EOs, spikes, musket balls, split shot and pottery on the hot trail of the Atocha.

 Captain Papo and the crew of the Dare are finding more ballast and fasteners where they recently found 10 silver coins on the trail of the Margarita.

300-400 silver bars, 100,000+ silver coins, 14 bronze cannon and gold are believed to remain on the Atocha and Margarita. 


Here is the link to the article on the found ancient seals and amulets.

That is about it today.  Keep watching to see if and when Treasure Coast beach detecting conditions improve.

Happy hunting,