This April sees the release of the first instalment in a series of metal detecting road trips: “Across the Cape” — a 770km (470 mile) journey in the footsteps of the prospectors and settlers of the 1800s. Please enjoy this short preview! Warren and Colleen. www.nqexplorers.com www.facebook.com/nqexplorers www.garrettaustralia.com.au
We return to a site we visited regularly in 2012/13, but it has been almost a year since our last sortie. On the way in we have to battle thick scrub and flooded creeks typical of a North Queensland ‘wet’ season. Nevertheless, we manage to undertake our 8th metal detecting sortie to the site of a 1944 Australian Army Casualty Clearing Station (CCS). The day turns up militaria aplenty plus a surprise U.S. Army relic. (Thanks to Hugh — farenheit1100 for assistance in identification) We hope you enjoy this experience of a very remote and ‘inaccessible’ bush site! Please ensure your YouTube video quality settings are on “720 HD”. The previous 7 sorties to this site can be viewed at our channel www.youtube.com/user/nqexplorers Thanks for watching and please take the time to visit our site www.nqexplorers.com and www.facebook.com/nqexplorers and www.garrettaustralia.com.au Happy Hunting everyone!
We spend a couple of hours detecting an area of a WW2 Hospital site which was hitherto inaccessible due to very dense lantana undergrowth. A fire had cleaned the area up so in we went — but right from the start Colleen was hitting the finds one after the other and so my detector was put away and I just followed here around with the camera! Amazing surface finds for a WW2 site that has lain undisturbed for 70 years, a “Rising Sun”, possibly from an AANS Nurse’s uniform, and a ‘sunbaking’ ‘AUSTRALIA’. We hope you enjoy this short video and the associated historical information. Happy Hunting! Colleen and Warren.