It wasn’t long before I got bored with my surrounding area. I found a few small cave systems, and managed to get some coal and iron out of those (iron makes for pretty good tools), but that’s it, really. I contemplated traveling a long way in one direction, setting up a temporary base camp when it would get dark, and continue the next day, but I figured that wasn’t the smartest thing to do in my current situation.
I went to the beach one day, and saw some squids. I followed them, and was quickly blown off-trail. I had a really hard time finding my way back home, especially when it was already getting dark. In the end, I managed perfectly fine, but it showed me the danger of straying too far away from home.
So, what did I do to spend my time?
That’s right, a made a mine. Who knows, there may be very valuables things buried in the ground! If I found, say, gold, I could bribe my way in if I ever found a civilisation. More coal is a good thing, too. Keeps the fire lit at night.
I thought up some ideas, drew them onto the ground outside (sadly they were washed away by a rainstorm a few days later), and decided on what I was going to make. A cylindrical mineshaft. That sounds pretty cool. But how am I going to pull this off?
I started by digging out a circle underground. Twenty-five metres in diameter, to be precise.
It does look rather dark, though. Can’t I build a glass half-sphere on top of it?