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By Garry Weare

Garry Weare is enigmatic, humorous and he has an immense moral sense. He brings into the tale of his Himalayan traverse a succession of vignettes approximately people's lives that he meets alongside the best way, suitable background, normal heritage observations and a pleasant sprinkling of his inimitable experience of humour. the heat of his relationships along with his previous Kashmiri buddies and diverse humans from the hiking fraternity provides an excellent size to this journeyman's story.

Weare's finely rendered tale of his five-month trek from the sacred resource of the Ganges during the Kullu Valley, Zanskar and Ladakh to his houseboat in Kashmir is remarkably unique. the folks he meets and travels with are fully-fledged characters that the reader involves understand and care approximately whereas the Himalaya, captured in all their type, forged their spell. it's as though the act of jogging permits the writer to completely comprehend all of the nuances – religious, environmental, social and political – of this inspiring quarter. an extended stroll within the Himalaya is a e-book to take pleasure in, a booklet that the reader will go back to time and again.

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These plates began to drift on the hot fluid below them. As the fluid moves as some force inside the earth directs it to, the plates drift likewise. So, my brother-continents and I, who had been sitting on the plates, like men on rafts, were forced to break apart and drift away, each a master of his own destiny. When I was a part of the Gondwanaland, the lower tips of South America, Africa and India touched me. The Australian continent, whom I loved the most, was almost shoulder to shoulder with me.

I was excited. Although we resumed playing cards, my eye was on the clock. A few minutes before the ceremony, Uncle entered the room. "Come on, children," he called, as he came in, "let us go for the ceremony. " We stood up, throwing away our game. 25 "Come on, let us go and watch the fun," said Uncle, smiling. We followed him to the deck. On the deck, a huge crowd had gathered in spite of the hot sun overhead. Everybody was talking and laughing. There was excitement in the air. In a short while, a group of men carrying sticks and chains, and wearing long overcoats came to the deck.

They gave me a funny name—"Thule" Nobody ever thought of setting his foot on me. The first man ever to reach as near me as was practically possible was Ui-te-Rangiora and his party, who came in a canoe, saw me and left soon after. They were tall, dark men who wore their traditional multi-coloured furcoats and head-dresses made of coloured feathers. They actually belonged to the almost extinct Maori tribe which once lived and prospered on New Zealand before the white people invaded that country.

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