After breakfast we walked up a hill to call on the Assistant Resident. He was away until tomorrow. The controller was next best and we found him at his office. We learned that the road north from Makassar along the coast towards Donggala extended further than we had thought. It would only be necessary to make the connection by boat to a port and get an automobile for the rest of the way, but the hundred miles or so by water was not easily spanned. A native prau would require 3 days, the only launch available was too small for a coastal trip, and it did not seem likely that the KPM would be willing to stop and let us off. The controller did considerable telephoning but the response was not promising. The 3 day prau trip seemed to be the best plan but had to be discarded on account of the season. At any rate we felt we had investigated all the possibilities.
At lunch Hugo mixed up a jam which proved so good that the formula is worth recording. It consisted of 1/5 honey, 1/4 strawberry jam and 11/20 apricot jam.
Hugo returned in the afternoon from another bicycle hunting trip in the direction of Palu. He brought three new specimens.