Wednesday afternoon, May 5, 1651
With scattered clouds and pleasant temperatures, with a moderate breeze blowing from the east.
Moon: waning crescent, 4 days before new moon.
As the party awakes and sets about readying themselves, possibly for a trip to the nearby town to get torches and other equipment, they find themselves faced with a ready & willing Bert, wearing different, tougher clothes, a pick in his belt, a cloak, a small helmet and holding a 3-foot pole. "Well," he says. "Where are we going?"