David said that he and I were going off alone this AM and did not want anyone else along. We got one of the few cars and drove on a single track road until we came to a washout. A large group of children followed us, came around us and sang, what I think were hymns, in Malay. David found a new variety of papaya. We then drove in the opposite direction and came to another washout, got out and walked. David became absorbed again over some trees and fruits. Returned to the boat at about noon and I immediately began developing, drying 4 films. Noted slight signs of reticulation for the first time. Believe water in tanks on deck becomes too hot in middle of the day to use.
We left Deloe at 4:30 in threatening weather, with rain apparently near. There was discussion as to whether we should return to the same anchorage or proceed and during the changes of decision made a complete circle in the bay. We finally decided to proceed to Menado. The rain did not last long and the sea was moderate. Turned in on deck at 8:45.