Jarn’s Journal is the fictional journal of a fictional alien stranded on Earth, in Africa, 125,000 years ago, He has found and been accepted as a god (much to his annoyance) by a group of primitive humans. He is trying to map the coastline of Africa while worrying about the child he rescued being about to have her own first child. The full journal (as far as it has been written) is on my author website.

Year 4 Day 240

Red Sea, MorguefileMeerkat says another moon cycle, and laughs behind our backs at both Giraffe and me. At least we can keep busy, Giraffe with supplying food and hides while I get on with my mapping and contribute an occasional exotic edible.

I decided to investigate both the salty sea and the north-flowing river, spending half of each day on one and then teleporting to the farthest point I have explored on the other. Today I reached the northern end of the salty sea, and found I could levitate high enough to see another ocean to the north, and far to my left a green, swampy-looking area that must be the delta of the river. Tomorrow I will follow the river, which seems the water route to the tideless sea.

The salty ocean does not actually connect with the tideless one, though even a slight rise in sea level would cause a breakthrough. The northward-flowing river, however, evidently does. It’s a good thing I can levitate, as the quick look I got did not suggest that walking the bank of this river would be either easy or comfortable. If nothing else, it looks like an ideal habitat for blood-sucking insects!

I hope Songbird has her child soon, as I don’t think she’ll be able to walk if she gets much larger.