The following report is a hybrid article, part diary (extracted directly from my notes throughout the trip) with additional editing, comments, conclusion and this introduction. Further articles are planned, such as a full gear report to describe how my equipment performed and held up as well as a more in-depth analysis, or autopsy report, so to speak. The latter might be a more fitting phrase to use in this case, because this so-called 1000km kayak fishing expedition was cut short prematurely, due largely to bad weather, poor fishing and also in poor planning and preparation (resulting in physical injuries and exhaustion and very nearly dehydration as well). There really were a few surprises in store for me out there and these added up to become more challenging faster than anticipated. While this was certainly making for an action-packed adventure (which I did anticipate), the complete lack of cooperation from fish and eventual physical break down of my body and energy levels ultimately conspired to make for a quick end to the trip. Not before succeeding in pulling off what I consider to be my greatest ever achievement in an Adventure Island, however. Although I'd never recommend for any kayaker to ever try it themselves, what I managed to achieve on day 6 made it all worthwhile, even if it was foolhardy (which it was, even if it was my only real option).