Rethinking the Concept of Pinpointing the "Hot Spot"

Next morning, we were headed straight to the spot we left the night before. Unfortunately BMW's engine stalled and did not want to start. We were only a couple of hundred yards away from our final destination.

BMW Stalled


While Dima and Sergei were figuring out the problem, I started metal detecting my way to the site. Right away, I got a "big" iron signal which was very "round" in sound. When the strange looking object showed up in the hole, I thought, "Oh, no, I do not need a field mine in addition to the scorching heat!"

WW2 Field Mine


I draw a sigh of relief, "Thank Goodness!" - it was just a large tractor gear. But this reminded me of being extremely cautious while digging in the area "touched" by the WW2.

Tractor Gear


A lead net sinker got me out of the WW2 mood.

Net Weight Sinker


Gradually the heat had become a big problem again. Now it was necessary to take frequent breaks in the shade. The nearest shade I could find was in the tall grass under the bushes.

Cooling Off in Shade

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