A mild spring morning here in the southern hemisphere so it should be a wonderful day out metal detecting. This morning I choose a new park called Hubbe Reserve for it’s petite size and scenic surroundings. As I still log the 50 hour work week, part of the lure for metal detecting is to find quite and peaceful areas to start my adventures. You’ll rarely find me on a populated beach at mid day swinging the coil amongst the sunbathers. I prefer early morning hunts to beat the heat, the flies and the people in most cases.
Today was no different as Hubbe Park ticked many of my boxes. She’s an old and beautiful petite sized location. Saddled by Second Creek with a massive fig tree. Today’s hunt was sure to deliver the oldies and silver coins, though, not today as the silver coin slump continues!
However, Hubbe did supply plenty of targets and loads of modern coins, jewelry and scenic views making this hunt on of my favorites in a long time. Enjoy the adventures of Abe’s Discoveries!
About Hubbe Park
This reserve, traversed by Second Creek, contains significant trees from the early garden of “Undelcarra”. Significant trees include a very large Moreton Bay Fig, an old Oak and an old Magnolia, as well as original Red Gums and Blue Gums.
Hubbe Court Reserve also contains the Burnside Arts and Craft Centre, constructed from a water tank built in the 1870s. The name commemorates Mrs Hübbe who ran a school locally around the turn of the century. Significant trees include a very large Moreton Bay Fig, an old Oak and an old Magnolia, as well as original Red Gums and Blue Gums.