We are all set to start our epic journey
Today was the day of arrivals. Boats arrived, engines arrived and finally Jed arrived too. Everything on the checklist has been ticked and what is left is what we might have forgotten to list. We are sure to remember things as we go along and learn to improvise or do without. That is the soul of adventure.
It is like many wise men have said that the answer lies ‘within’, for the adventurer solutions are packaged with the problems. There can never be any detail charts, for the situations, in our case, there an’t any detailed ones of even the river. What we do have in plenty is the enthusism of the team and the leadership of Andy, who, with over a hundred thousand nautical miles behind him is certainly a ‘store house’ of experience.
Tomorrow is the day of departure. Early morning we leave for Mansarovar by road and hope to make the journey in 2 or 3 days. After that we hit the trail to the source of the mighty Yarlung Tsyangpo – Brahmaputra.