The next day several of the guests including the two lovers and the lady in
black are on their way to take the boat for Sunday Mass.
Edna seeks out Robert and they join the others on the boat. He suggests that in the forthcoming days they should explore some of the other islands. Edna has a great feeling of freedom when she is with Robert, which is in stark contrast to when she is with L'once.
When Edna and Robert travel on the boat to one of the other islands, they
feel cut off from the rest of their company and enjoy their self-imposed isolation.
Edna is able to actually live one of the fantasies she had had as a child. The boat trip signifies their escape from the constraints that they suffer.