Friday 26 March 2010

India's Remote River of Tea: The West Australian

The engines pushed and pushed, churning great clouds of silt in the water, but we were stuck.

The Brahmaputra River, a wide voluminous waterway, carries enormous amounts of water and silt all the way from Tibet on its journey to the Bay of Bengal, where it joins forces with the mighty Ganges just north of Calcutta.

The current flows strongly around the port town of Guwahati and spreads out to create immense sand bars - and the MV Charaidew is stuck on one.

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