Mon. 5th Jan 2015. Our first hunt of the year

We went out at 09:00 and didn't get home till 17:30.It was comfortably warm after the first couple of hours, but there was a lot of heavy cloud. Fortunately it stayed dry all day and the temp reached 9c.As we suspected there wasn't much left to find, saw many dig holes some poorly filled and some not filled.I tried digging all foil signals for 2.5 hours in the hope, but it wasn't to be.We both walked for miles with very little to show for it except for some exercise and bending to get rid of my belly.I was so desperate I even dug a few very deep iron signals.Eileen must have been walking over the correct spots as she was shooting away ahead of me this time.But, I did manage to find a good spill near the end of the hunt which helped me greatly, she still beat me.However we were delighted to get a joint total which was more than we expected at;£7:82 = $11:91. It was great to get out again.Then we had a nice picnic before heading home.