|A star-less night.|
The night was darker than usual. I could see no stars and not even the moon. At first I thought perhaps a large cloud was passing slowly overhead, but then, just before dawn, I realised I had just bumped 'F' and turned the draw distance to short.
|If you look closely, you can just spy a zombie hanging out in the water below the tree.|
This was the first night I had spent underground for sometime. I could not hear any mobs, but I still quickly turned as I left to ensure spiders didn't jump down on me.
As I started east, the zombie to the north still stood beneath its tree, safe from the sunlight. Before I traveled behind the next mountain, though, it took one misguided step and flame engulfed it.
|So long, zombie.|
I continued east up and down hills through a thick wood.
I waded into the lake and looked closer at the reeds. Hidden behind them was an entrance to a deep cavern. I left it and continued on. The woods began to disperse as I headed east.
As the last of the trees were left behind me, a mountain raised up before me. And a creeper.
I climbed up the lower hill just to the south (above the creeper in the above image). On the other side was more uneventful land, as well as the tip of a desert to the south near the ocean.
|Looking south east.|
I walked up and over another mountain and hit an ocean.
|Up and over.|
|(Looking south-east) or maybe not.|
I followed the sure around to the south towards the desert. I began to climb the sandy mountain and could spy the sand stretching off east, south, and north.
|Approaching the desert.|
The desert came to an end in a valley of mountains and caves.
|The desert continued off to the north.|
|Angry mountain! Grrrr.|
I think the desert stretched back around east after it went off to the north and came back down towards me behind another mountain.
|Looking north, the desert returns.|
After deserts, mountains, and gravel pits, the flat nothing-ness beyond the waterfall was alarming.
|Well that is a lot of... nothing.|
|Looking back over a mountain at the early afternoon sun.|
|This lake was probably the most eventful landmark in this area.|
The ground must have been rising as I walked as I came to a ledge that looked down into a valley.
|Heading into the valley.|
|Back west from whence I came.|
I headed through the gap in the canyon, stopping briefly to pick up some more mushrooms in the shade.
|More mushrooms! That is dinner sorted.|
The ground rose gradually beyond the valley into another mountain. Down to the north I could see the beginnings of a snow field.
|Snow atop the mountain.|
The ocean came up from the south and threatened to block my path. Fortunately, it was nearly completely frozen over.
I headed north to move around the water and walked down onto the ice.
|Looking back west. The day is nearly over.|
|Across the ocean.|
I crossed over the narrow islands and the frozen ocean continued. I kept expecting it to break up and for me to need to swim, but the ice just kept going.
|Beyond the islands.|
I looked back behind me as the sky began to dim and could see nothing but ice.
|Setting up camp.|
|You can't have too many sunset pictures.|
|Up we go.|