Two Americans in India on a quest to travel the ultimate river. What could possibly go wrong?
We last met the effortlessly personable travellers Josh Thomas and J.J. Kelley back in 2012. They were the cool cats behind Paddle To Seattle and their adventure credentials are copper-bottomed.
This time they aren’t restricted to their expedition kayaks and so they set out to test their skills on a varied jolly down India’s sacred river, the Ganges, travelling on foot, cycle-rickshaw, rowboat and anything else that moves. Together they journey from the source glacier of the river in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, where it empties into the Indian Ocean. Battling a few hardships, and dealing with curious roadside Indians rather than the bears and whales they had encountered in the Pacific Northwest, the friends keep smiling on the planet’s most populated, polluted and holy river. Josh and J.J. provide a colourful testimony to the distress the river endures, and why it is so greatly revered amongst the people of India.
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