Weight: 215 lbs.
Food Intake: 2 avocados with sea salt, 1 mango, 2 small cups of mango juice.
I slept more soundly last night than I have in a week. I couldn't stand the thought of eating an avocado for breakfast and I was getting tired of drinking water, so I headed upstream into the river valley to see if I could find anything better. Not too far from the raft I found a mango tree in a meadow. Squeezing the fruit, I drank my fill.
It starting raining again and it was coming down pretty heavily. I knew I needed to build a shelter from the rain. The raft would provide good cover, but I'd need tools. Near the edge of the broad river valley was a rock outcropping that was crumbling. I searched through the rock pieces until I found a good flat rock with a sharp edge. Lashing this to a heavy piece of wood should give me a primitive axe. I climbed part way up a hill and looked into the distance. I saw mountains far away. This was not a small island.
Scouting around the raft, I found a high level spot that looked like it was far enough away from the river to stay dry in a deluge. I spent most of the morning cutting and gathering materials for my shelter. For lunch, I had my usual avocado with sea salt but this time I ate a mango for dessert. It was rather pulpy, but very refreshing. The avocado tasted great. Perhaps I'm developing a taste for them. I'm feeling the strength slowly come back into me, although I do tend to get heartburn after eating.
I dragged the raft to the high spot as darkness fell and the rain began to taper off. My dinner consisted of another avocado with some mango juice. I sure am glad I found that mango tree. I climbed aboard the raft and drifted off to sleep.