The wide prairie was lost to our view as we wandered among the hillocks. There being no clearly marked path, Tomas kept us pointed in a northerly direction as best he could. To that end he would climb one of the hilltops to check at regular intervals.
On one such occasion, he returned to us to report an armed group passing through on the other side.
We stayed in place while Tomas and Mei climbed to the top of a higher hilltop to observe them.
They were gone quite some time.
It turns out that Mei left Tomas to follow them, bringing back the news that they entered a village not too far distant.
She believes them to be hunters.