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AN-TIKI RAFT TO CROSS ATLANTIC

August 25th, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: Challenges, KonTiki, Oceans, Transportation
Complete with an 'elderly crossing sign' and named the An-Tiki, could this Atlantic crossing be the next daring adventure to follow in Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki footsteps after the Plastiki? ... READ MORE

 

THE KONTIKI – FROM A GRANDSON’S PERSPECTIVE

June 19th, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: KonTiki, Olav Heyerdahl
It's been about a month now since Olav flew home from Christmas Island. We caught up with him to hear about what it's like to be back home, his grandfather's expedition, the Kon-Tiki, and his own adventure, the Tangaroa. ... READ MORE

 

OLAV HEYERDAHL: IN MY OPINION

June 18th, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: KonTiki, Olav Heyerdahl, Opinion Pieces
My intention is not to follow in my grandfather's footsteps. I’m educated as a carpenter and a civil engineer so I've not continued the work of my grandfather, Thor Heyerdahl, on migration theories. ... READ MORE

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: KON-TIKI

June 18th, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: KonTiki, Word of the Week
As the Plastiki crew embarks upon the last leg of the journey towards Sydney, we'll be having a look back over one of the major inspirations for this project: the Kon-Tiki. ... READ MORE

 

KON-TIKI’S BIRTHDAY!

April 29th, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: KonTiki, Olav Heyerdahl
63 years ago today the Kon-Tiki set sail from Peru on a journey that would last 101 days taking them across the South Pacific traveling over 4,300 miles in a bid to explain how the Polynesian islands came to be inhabited by South Americans. ... READ MORE

 

OLAV’S NORWEGIAN BLOG

April 29th, 2010, posted by Olav Heyerdahl Tags: KonTiki, Olav Heyerdahl, Plastiki
The crew are very lucky to have Thors Heyerdahl's grandson Olav onboard, so to mark the Kon-Tiki anniversary we are sharing with you a blog from Olav written in Norwegian! ... READ MORE