Thursday, September 15, 2011
Paddle to the Amazon
2 years. 12,000 miles. 20,000,000 paddle strokes.
Yet somehow, they pulled it off. Between the arduous paddling, the over-zealous soldiers and policía, terrible weather, and bouts of near-starvation and intestinal upsets, Don and Dana somehow survive, not always because of Don's skill as an expedition leader (or some may say lack thereof), but often only thanks to the kindness and generosity of some of the poorest people on the planet.
Don's diary is a classic story of adventure and survival against insane odds. Well worth checking out.