The nothingness of our surroundings continued right up until the afternoon. Then, a line crossing our road quite some distance ahead, joined it from the east. In distinction to our route it held a lot of activity, with many vehicles passing in both directions.
They were too small to make out at our remove. Only later could we identify the bulk of the traffic to be tanker trucks.
We halted for the night with this road in view, but taking pains that we were not.
We needed to decide our next course of action. Stick to the road or travel parallel out of sight.
Traffic continued without abatement. Most limited to our road ahead, very little on the western road.