All has gone remarkably well today! When I followed the fluttering scraps of colourful cloth back to my rubber tree early this morning, I was delighted to find a brimming nut-full of white latex. Back at the beach I mixed it with coconut bark fibre and, allowing each layer to almost dry before I used it, I slowly plastered over the gaping hole in the bottom of the dugout.
It took until almost dusk. I am finally feeling that escape, or at least another adventure, may be soon coming my way. I'm so excited! Yet part of me will be sad to leave this island, and especially this beach that I've come to know so well, and upon which I've come to know myself so much better. I took a photo of my shadow to mark this time here.