I love exploring the unknown. One of my best memories was sailing
to an abandoned island and circumnavigating the beaches on foot,
gathering artifacts like whale bones and bottles washed up on shore.
I would have enjoyed accompanying Marco Polo or Christopher Columbus.
Armed with my Teknetics Delta 4000 I’ve beachcombed the beaches of PEI
all the way from Singing Sand in Basin Head to Brackley Beach and the Cedar Dunes,
discovering Inuit arrowheads, cannon balls and silver brooches that date back before
the French were expelled in 1758.
But no beach has turned up more detritus than the 10 mile stretch of beach
from Malo-Les-Nains to Bray-Dunes, revealing items that were left behind
during the catastrophe at Dunkirk in 1940.
Artifacts donated to the French museum:
A Breathier rusted rifle bolt, Belgium brass army buttons,
Grenade plug removal tool, a rear sight protector for a Lee Enfield rifle,
pistol grips for a French machine gun a metric brass ruler, British army mess tin,
a German flare cartridge, and a French 2 litre Bidon (water bottle).
A metal detector allows me to have the adventure of exploring the past
buried in the sand—uncovering archaeological artifacts that paint a picture
of the unvarnished truth about man’s inhumanity to man throughout history.