BRITISH COLUMBIA

Russell And Graham Henry Kayak From Brazil To Florida For Fun

02/25/2014 04:00 EST

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.

Russell and Graham Henry, 21 and 22 respectively, embarked on a kayaking journey from Brazil to Florida. Why? According to their Facebook page, it was "an adventure for the sake of adventure."

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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Russell And Graham Henry's Kayak Expedition

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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