No stream today. No rain. No breeze. No shade anywhere. The very ground beneath our feet radiated heat. I felt we were marching our way to the sun.
So providential to have a full water skin.
Elijah and I discussed walking by night instead, but first we would need to find a place to stay out of the glare.
We took turns pouring water over ourselves, to benefit from some coolness by its evaporation.
At long last the shadows lengthened and we came upon a place suitable enough in which to weather tomorrow’s furnace.
We’d hardly exchanged any conversation all day. We rested and talked. And decided it best to press on, not wanting to lose a night’s march.