John 6:1 Departure across the sea

A crowd observes signs Jesus was dong on those who were sick so they were following him.  Jesus goes up on the mountain and sat with his disciples. maybe for a time-out. And this is a teaching opportunity, where Philip receives the first lesson as the others watch

Compare Mk 6:30-44 Which starts out, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest for a while.” Mk 6:31Mk gives a reason that they had no leisure even to eat Mk. 6:32  the boat

It looks like they took the boat to the desolate place similar to the phase, ” Jesus went up on the mountain went up to the mountain  John 6:3