We have gained in elevation, and the temperature has dropped in consequence. So we have chosen to make a long march of it and switch over to traveling in the daytime.
Come sunrise there was no place to shelter anyway, so we had another reason to press onwards.
Past the meridian we arrived at a teeming metropolis. We experienced no problems at all upon entry. Apparently no control or restrictions are being exercised at this time over people’s comings and goings.
And we had no trouble either in finding an inn. A notable blessing, as we were exhausted and turned in immediately.
We awoke in the early evening as our bodies are still attuned to nocturnal activity.
But what now?