Year 4 day 236
One of the bits of information that is in the computer files is that pregnant women sometimes crave particular foods, and that seems to carry over to the People. At least Songbird would very much like some dates.
The particular clone of trees I found earlier did indeed produce a fruit that the People relished, but most of the trees of that type do not. Since that clone does not currently have ripe fruit, I added testing of palm trees to my mapping–somewhat doubtfully, as the coastline I am now mapping is pure desert. Today, however, I levitated enough to get an overview of the area (and make myself very short of breath) and while I did not see any ending of this very salty sea to the north, I spotted a thread of green far to the west. A river? Could it flow into the tideless sea I seek?
It was indeed a river, and on its banks grew not only reeds, but date palms. And the river flows northward! I spent the rest of today checking for ripe fruit, feeling for high sugar content.
Jarn’s Journal is the fictional journal of a fictional alien, a R’il’nian, stranded in Africa roughly 125,000 years ago. His story is part of the back story of the science fiction universe in which my stories are set. At the moment the child he saved when she was abandoned has grown up, mated with Giraffe, and is expecting her first child. A longer version of today’s post is in my main blog; the journal to date is on my author site.
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