Tuesday, August 19, 1650
Weather: Moring is cool and overcast, with a fresh breeze. This breeze lightens a bit through mid-day, but brings mist that lowers the visibility when the party reaches the town of Leer. There is no rainfall.
It is two in the afternoon when the party reaches the town of Leer, a little more than 3,000 people, an open, unwalled town occupying a mere square mile upon the Ems river. This is the region of East Frisia, and for the first time in some months, Andrej sees an openly Catholic chapel upon the wayside.
The town of Engelke, much larger, is reached by following the last few miles of the river before it enters the 'Dollart,' a small bay subject to tides, separating Engelke from the Dutch Province of Groningen. A gentle slope surrounds the Dollart, but the party is only a few feet above sea level in Leer.
Both the town of Leer and the town of Engelke are trading markets - if you don't find something in Engelke, you might find it here ... but I'd have to dismiss the rest of today's travel if the party decided to stick around at this time. In any event, I haven't generated a table for Leer or Emden (I can do so tonight), so if you do want to buy, we can presume it 'happened' and move on right now.