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Terry

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If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:03:37 AM »
DO CHECK WHEN THE TIDE IS IN OR OUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE!

I didn't..... and when I got there all eager and ready to get stuck in the sea was half way up the shore wall and there wasn't a bit of beach to detect on anywhere in sight! It was all under at least 4 feet of water!  DOH!!!   ::) what an ejit! LOL!

I did have a quick half hour on the 1 tiny bit of grass I could use and found 1 X 20 cents coin, a big metal nut and a few other odds and sods.

Was well miffed when it happened but i'm seeing the funny side of it now.  :)

Dirt digger

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 02:15:07 PM »
Schoolboy error!

Terry

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 03:06:50 PM »
Schoolboy error!

Yup... hopefully sharing my mistake will save someone else making it too.  :)

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 06:30:32 PM »
We must be related, as we both seem to have the same ability to thick at various times without any prior notification!
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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 07:31:57 PM »
Where are you located?

Get one of the many apps for your phone for tides... Mine never fails... well not so far....

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Terry

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 08:11:57 PM »
We must be related, as we both seem to have the same ability to thick at various times without any prior notification!

 :laugh:   :laugh:

Terry

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 08:13:31 PM »
I live in Edinburgh so have a fair bit of beach close by... if I check the tide times.  :)

I'll check now for sure! LOL

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2019, 07:52:36 AM »
Not only look at the normal tides, look at the phase of the moon as well as this will dominate how far out the tide will go.
There is nothing like a good storm (From the right direction) to stir things up too, often revealing
 items that have been out of sight for many years. 

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2019, 09:30:59 AM »
Not only look at the normal tides, look at the phase of the moon as well as this will dominate how far out the tide will go.
There is nothing like a good storm (From the right direction) to stir things up too, often revealing
 items that have been out of sight for many years.

I hadn't thought of that either. Thanks very much for the tip, it's all these things that can make a quiet day out turn into a day of finding good stuff instead of nowt. Thanks again, much appreciated!

My sand scoop came today and the shaft yesterday so I may just end up going out today for a little while. The beach isn't too far at all so I can get the Mrs to drop me off.

I'll defo check the tide times before I leave!  :)

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2019, 09:57:14 AM »
Todays low water is at 13:55 Leith. Not a particularly low tide at the moment (1.5Mtr)
Full moon is on 18th with tides going down to 0.4Mtr.
Irrespective of tides it looks like a nice day to wander the beach and get rid of some cobwebs.
Have fun.

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 01:55:14 PM »
Easytide.com pick the nearest location to your beach but remember to add the hour in Summer time
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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 03:03:07 PM »
When I get down to visit the daughter in Musselburgh area I go to Portabello beach and last year over two afternoons I was getting approx £25 and a lot of tops even though the beach is cleaned regularly there.

Happy Hunting and leave some for me....

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Re: If you plan on doing some beach detecting......
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 09:42:06 AM »
This site is good, ( http://www.ukho.gov.uk/easytide/EasyTide/SelectPort.aspx )remember to adjust for summertime, also be very careful of fast incoming tides; the Firth of Forth is particularly dangerous for this, also unexploded ordnance.