As preparation for the next stage of our search, I suggested we replenish our water skins at the desert crossroads before heading into the desert.
As we all deemed it necessary, it was an easy decision to make the detour. As always Tomas was happy to go anywhere he’d never been before, especially with the additional incentive of seeing where we had first encountered Jezer.
It took longer than we remembered for it was late in the day when we finally arrived. We had the spot all to ourselves and set up camp.
While we filled the water skins, Tomas explored the area.
Our surprise was great when he returned minutes later with a struggling youth, my youngest friend Mawuli.