Friday, August 1, 2014

8/1/14 Report - New Tropical Storm in Atlantic. Diving Near The Wedge Wreck. Detecting a Treasure Coast Beach Today.

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of

Diving North of Fort Pierce Inlet This Morning.
We have a new tropical storm heading this way.   Bertha is the second named storm of the season.  At present it doesn't look like it will be much more than a tropical storm and is supposed to pass well east of us.  They do a good job of predicting anymore, but there is always the possibility of some error.  I'll be keeping an eye on Bertha anyhow.

On the Treasure Coast we'll have a one-foot surf today, and then we'll have a one to two-foot surf for about a week.  So if the current predictions are accurate, Bertha won't affect us much.

Beach This Morning Near Low Tide.

This is the kind of thing we've been having nearly all summer this year.

On this beach a very fine compact layer of powder-like sand goes all the way to the dry sand.  Wasn't easy to dig deeper holes.  Really compact stuff.

I detected the area below the high-tide line.  This beach usually has a lot of pull tabs.   From the high tide line to the water this morning, there were NO pull tabs.  Only a good number of coins and couple rings and a fork.   That was very unusual.  I had to wonder what happened to all the pull tabs and bottle tops that are usually all over this beach.  There were still bottle tops in the dry sand, but the pull tabs were not there.

I took a Whites \Surf PI Dual Field detector this morning.  It turned out to be a good choice this morning -  no junk in the wet sand, but a good number of coins.  Except for one spill, most of the coins were down about six inches or so.

I have worked this beach in the past with an Excalibur.  I would have given the Ace a test in the wet sand, but I don't like to take two detectors to the beach in the summer.  It is too hot to leave a detector in the car.  That isn't really a good idea anyhow.  Don't leave anything of value in the car.

It is a good idea to check your detector before you leave home.  It can be a pain to get to the beach and find out that something is wrong.  It is also a good idea to have some spare batteries.

I really like to be able to switch detectors depending upon conditions. 

In the wet sand there were ripples and some black sand scattered about.  Again, I think the choice of detectors was a particularly good one today considering the conditions.

I got word of a platinum and diamond ring being lost a couple of days ago.  Things are always being lost.  I'll look for it.

The two rings I found were about six inches apart.

It seems that most beaches have one spot that is better than the others.  This one definitely does.

If you missed yesterday's post, you'll want to be sure to see that.

You have until August 20 to consign to the Nov. 5-6 Sedwick Coins auction.

Here is the link for more information.

And here is the projected path for Bertha according to NOAA.

Happy hunting,