Trans-Tasman kayaker turns back to port after problem at sea
THERE'S been a setback for Kiwi kayaker Scott Donaldson, who is attempting to set a record for the fastest paddle between Australia and New Zealand.
The adventurer has been forced to return to the coast after his satellite phone got wet.
Donaldson paddled back to Port Macquarie after four days at sea.
On his website he posted: "Hi people! Thanks for all the support."
"The dry bag leaked and the satphone is toast so I decided to call it before I hit the elevator east with no weather/current support.
"So HELP please anyone in Port Macquarie?
"I need to stage the boat again to set sail in a few days and I'm here with no contacts."
Donaldson paddled out of Coffs Harbour on Thursday with plans to reach Taranaki in a record 70-days.
Anyone who can help Scott can make contact with him via his website http://www.doubleditch.co.nz/