JT walked for a few days until he came close to the ocean. As he came close he saw people pulling carts full of firewood past him.
It was not odd that only firewood was in the cart. However, it was strange to see so many carts that had nothing else but firewood. Normally people would come to town selling fish, vegetables, livestock or firewood. This was just firewood, and it all seemed to be traveling the same direction.