26 Dohála 2371
We continued along the coast, noting the ruins that sailors use for landmarks.
We sighted a bay with a shallow stream. Tékuna and a Shén went ashore. The water there was safe and plentiful. We refilled the barrels as the Shén basked in the sun.
We continued to fill our water barrels. Chatán spent his time fishing and pulled out some great, flat fish that tasted very good. The landscape here had little to offer. Up near the tower one could see a desert stretching inland. Looking along the shore in both directions there are beaches that receded into scrubby forest that went on until it reached the base of low hills. Beyond the hills was desert.
We continued along the coast in search of fresh water. This morning another ship approached us. We made to manoeuvre around them, but they hailed us. We slowed down and lowered a dinghy manned by Chatán, Tékuna, and one of the Shén. When they returned they said that the captain looked to be a Livyáni trader. We had little interest in trading, but he did tell them that there was a river ahead, but to watch out for dangerous creatures. From his descriptions it sounded like the Ssú.