Relic Hunting in Estonia

After my mom left for home, I rode my bicycle to the beach to take advantage of a short sunshiny break in weather and take a swim in the Baltic Sea.

Arrived to the Beach

Arrived to the Beach

While chilling out on the beach, I had to plan my next scope of action. I did not feel like coming back to the field because, after today's finds, the field seemed to me more and more like the 1944 skirmish site, not 1700. Instead I decided to explore one site I had recently discovered on the old map.

On the Way to Next Detecting Site

On the Way to Next Detecting Site

Quiet in the Forest

Quiet in the Forest

On the map, the location I was looking for was marked as a single homestead situated in deep forest, halfway between Sillamäe and Sinemäe. The closer proximity to the Tannenbergstellung battlefield suggested lots of WW2 military junk to be dug up, but I hoped that a few older artifacts could be found in between the unwanted rusty targets.

The site was far away from any trail, so at some point I had to lock my bicycle to a tree and continue searching on foot. When I suddenly heard a scary sound - characteristic meowing of a bobcat, coming from a few hundred yards behind me, I stopped and reconsidered my plan for a second... then continued walking further because this metal detecting site could be too good to walk away from. And I felt I was only a few steps away from it.

An Old Cellar Hole Had to Be Somewhere Here

An Old Cellar Hole Somewhere Here

I found it in a moment. Paying attention to any visible anomaly in the surrounding landscape paid off - I noticed a rock pile sticking out of dense vegetation.

Stonewall Visible Through the Green

Stonewall Visible Through the Green


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