Max has a shoulderache since February the 1st, a pain which rises and does not allow him to paddle long distance. Eight days of forced rest due to bad weather and medical advices at Invercargill hospital didn’t help. On land, no pain and full mobility of the shoulder. To go in the West coast, one needs his best shape. In a remote place, any health or equipment fault could have serious consequences. After a last go on Fortrose lagoon, the shoulder didn’t ameliorated, his kayak trip ends there.