Finally, they make it back to the shore. The men still don't want to go but Odysseus and the rest of his men force them on the boat.
Then Odysseus and his crew aboard the ship and Odysseus has to tie the three men to the ship because he was afraid the other men would also eat the Lotus plant and not want to go home. They then sailed to Cyclops Island.
After Odysseus and his crew left Ismarus Island they sailed a short distance and fear of a storm and grieve they stopped for 2 days on land. Then they sailed again for 9 days in a terrible storm.