Something about this following paragraph is giving me trouble, but I can't seem to pinpoint how. It just seems really clunky and lifeless to me. Any suggestions on methods of improvement? (And since its an excerpt from my book, I understand that it doesn't make much sense out of contet). "As the sun sank below the horizon, they traveled eastward, following the trail that the raiders left behind. They had left the village along the east road, which dwindled to a small path and entered the forest a short distance from the town. Eldritch himself had returned to town on this path earlier that morning, and he must have missed the raiders by only minutes. If he hadn't been so distracted at the time, maybe he would have seen or heard them." Now that I've re-typed it, I'm noticing quite a lot of passive voice, but I'm unsure what to do to remove it, or if it's even possible since walking out of town is the only action that's happening.