At the end of My Side of the Mountain, Sam apparently wants to head out to sea:
As we approached the hemlock grove, I noticed that Dad was carrying a pack. He explained it as food for the first few days, or until I could teach John, Jim, Hank, and Jake how to live off the land. I winked at him.
"But, Dad, a Gribley is not for the land."
"What do you mean?" he shouted. "The Gribleys have had land for three generations. We pioneer, we open the land." He was almost singing.
"And then we go to sea," I said.
"Things have changed. Child labor laws; you can't take children to sea."
However, do we see any indication that he wanted to go to sea? He had seemed pretty happy where he was.
Is there any indication in the rest of the novel that he wanted to go to sea?