Following an overgrown path up the hill they came to a three-story brick building. At over three hundred feet long it was entirely out of scale, the only structure around, yes, but also the largest they'd seen so far in the cove. It looked to be an old mill, its windows devoid of glass. It soon became clear the place was burned out: half a caved-in roof, no intact windows, smoke damage visible around the casings and roofline. The few remaining clay eaves were cracked and charred, creeper vines threaded over cold gray stone and a gaping archway that must have once framed a now-absent set of doors.
photo credit: Corey Warner