The following morning we determined to accompany each other, at least for the forthcoming day. I presumed that my adventurous friend would then grow bored with me and seek a different escapade.
He did, but not in the way either of us could have anticipated.
The day passed us by at walking pace: gently, and with great beauty. The road led us above a deep valley where a river occasionally glinted through canopies of trees, then took us through abundant farmland and the company of watchful cows and curious horses. As evening slowly darkened, lush forest encircled us once again.