I've reached the eastern edge of the Marshes and can see Weather Hills from here. The land seems more dry and barren and there are only a few birds.
I have been feeling better and better about getting on the bike. There are days when it feels like a real chore, but there are also days (becoming more frequent) when it just feels normal. I like those days. :-)
I'm still working on the bamboo thing, but I still have no idea how I'll feel about using it. Eh, it keeps my hands busy.