Tuesday, November 1, 2011
There is little to say. The day is uneventful save for the bit of rain in the morning; you do not meet anyone special upon the road. The countryside is flat, very wooded and filled with swampy, barely tenured land. You see at most a few woodcutters, a few herders and fruit orchards, but hardly a single planted field throughout the whole day.
The title of this post describes the region you're in. in the morning you pass a large lake, almost two miles across, while you learn is called Zwischenahner Meer. Towards the end of the day you spot some lumpy isolated hills here and there, and upon each one of them is a windmill vigorously turning with the breeze. The travel is very easy on the horses and because it is dry, quite easy on the cart also - mainly because you are travelling along a very well cared for cobblestone road.
As night falls, you find it takes an enormous amount of time to set up the two tents, so that you don't bed town until quite a bit later than normally you would - as such, your sleep will not be as well as might be desired. In later days, you will probably need to knock off travel earlier, travelling less distance per day, than before.
The town of Leer is still a half a day away, and Engelke a couple hours beyond that. You should reach Engelke by late afternoon if the weather holds.
No one experiences any ill effects from travel today.