Back to square one for Palaniuk

We're back in Echo Bay, where Palaniuk started his day. When we moved back up the lake, we lost most of the 20-plus boat flotilla that had been following all day. And for the first time today, I'm starting to see Palaniuk's stress level increase. Just before we left the last spot, Palaniuk commented that it wasn't a good sign that boats were pulling off of him. I wonder what was playing in Palaniuk's mind as he ran up the lake.