As the scenery slowly changed from bricks to hedgerows and drystone walls, the anticipation was beginning to build up. Finally arriving we all settled in and had a walk around to see who was where etc. This is the initial part that I really like, as the atmosphere starts to slowly build. Detectival thrives on being the perfect fusion of awe, friendships, success, finds, scenery and respect. For detecting it is like the perfect celebratory platform for the hobby’s successes over the past year and also the perfect launch pad for its successes in the one to come.
The weather was perfect for the event, but it was hot, thirsty and hungry work traipsing around the fields, factors which were alleviated by the beer tent and the numerous food and drinks vendors present. Organisation was, as always, of the highest standards, evident in the form of many marshals, with maps being provided and information clearly specified and readily available.
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