For some, the end of winter conjures thoughts of swimming at the lake or working in the garden. For others, the warm weather means it’s time to put fresh batteries in the metal detector.
Retired firefighter Mike Cogan from Long Island hoists a metal detector over his shoulder and heads down the dirt road with 40 other metal detecting enthusiasts from around the country.
“Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to work we go…” Cogan sings.
This is the third day of B.O.N.E. 23, the largest metal detecting meet-up in New Hampshire, and this morning, with the property owner’s permission, the group is scanning a five acre field in Alstead.