For most of us, the idea of kayaking 6,500 kilometres would seem like a daunting task. But for two British Columbia brothers, it sounded like fun.
The duo, raised in Victoria, left the mouth of the Amazon river in Belém, Brazil on July 30, 2013, and wrapped up on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Juno Beach, Fla.
They paddled through Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, British Virgin Islands, American Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands, and The Bahamas, to name a few.
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The $30,000 trip was funded by sponsors as well as an inheritance from their grandmother, reports the National Post. Her name is written on both of their kayaks.
"6500 km [sic] is not to be taken lightly," the brothers wrote on their website prior to leaving. "But with solid preparation, dogged determination, and some healthy brotherly competition we feel confident in our ability to complete this voyage."
And complete it they did. If you're in Victoria, you can catch the Henry brothers at Ocean River Sports on Friday, Feb. 28 for a welcome home party.
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