Second day back on the road, and I am still trudging through the Trollshaws. I had forgotten what a somewhat dreary place it is! But after all the splendid views of Rivendell I guess that anywhere would look bleak in comparison.
It is fair to say that I have sinned a little today. Rubyrae had baked me quite a few portions of the most ultimate of carrot cakes, and I couldn’t resist eating more of them then I should. Well, eating such fine food can take your mind off of the perils ahead. But I may regret it when I am left with nothing but cooked carrots to keep me going. Those things feel a little light in my stomach these days!
Anyway, I have settled for the night in an abandoned building along the Bruinen, trying to hide within the colourful flowers. My journey will take me south for a few more days yet. Thinking about it, maybe I should eat all of the cake – I am heading for some very cold places, so a little bit more fat may help to keep the body insulated!