Are we there yet?
No, really. Sam wants to know, so he asks Frodo. Frodo thinks that there’s still some way to go before the northwestern corner of Mordor, where they might be able to easily cross east towards Mount Doom. Of course, that would put them some ways north of where they need to be. Is it worth going so far out of the way just to be safer? Frodo continually says that it doesn’t matter, really; they’ll just be caught eventually.
Brief aside today to say that Frodo was shown some sort of a map of Mordor back in Rivendell. It doesn’t sound like it was the most accurate thing, because no one really likes venturing about in Mordor for orienteering reasons, but I guess it’s better than nothing. And it sure is great that someone showed a map to Frodo, since now he’s running things on his own.
That’s right, this page brought orienteering onto the blog.
Meanwhile, this is really just another page of walking, so I’m going to leave it be. It was New Year’s. I’m tired. Guess what? They keep walking.
No one dies today.
“To meet it there stretched out from the grey and misty northern range of Ered Lithui a long jutting arm; and between the ends there was a narrow gap:…”