Fertile land

Finally, after many days, the boy reached the marshy land. The desert was behind him and he could see the Nile in the distance.

He walked through the fields full of tiny sprouting plants. He could go to the coast where he might catch a trading ship, or go back to the Nile where he could catch a boat going home.

Should he go to the coast, or go to the Nile?

Coast

Nile