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
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
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
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