More empty villages littered our route. Though discouraged we are hopeful for the road ahead. Elijah feels that the household in question may have fled to the large city now within our view. I pointed out of course that the populace of the entire countryside appears to have done the same.
A heavy mist that has covered the environs of the far side of that city has melted away in the afternoon sun, revealing the presence of the sea beyond.
Thankfully it will limit the flight of our fugitives.
However with each step forward the city looms larger. It is an effort to keep the task ahead in perspective, and less daunting.
We decide to seek first for the shipyard.