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Sep 16, 2018 16:18:04   #
hdfilmnoir
 
Kon Tiki, Sounds like a caribbean cocktail. It is a raft that has become Norway folklore. If you read the book you get the back story of the characters involved. Let’s just say they had a lot of luck crossing the Pacific Ocean.


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Sep 16, 2018 17:50:34   #
dancers (a regular here)
 
i read the book in 1954.....fascinating!

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Sep 16, 2018 17:57:32   #
NMGal (a regular here)
 
I read it too. Probably early 60s.

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Sep 16, 2018 23:26:08   #
Retired CPO (a regular here)
 
I did too, late 60's or early 70's. Is the photo from Norway?

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Sep 17, 2018 11:14:16   #
Georgews
 
Is that Thor Heyerdahl's one or just a mockup?

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Sep 17, 2018 11:19:35   #
DJ Mills
 
Ditto all of the above.🤔🤔

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Sep 18, 2018 00:44:13   #
Bunko.T
 
hdfilmnoir wrote:
Kon Tiki, Sounds like a caribbean cocktail. It is a raft that has become Norway folklore. If you read the book you get the back story of the characters involved. Let’s just say they had a lot of luck crossing the Pacific Ocean.


I'm not sure luck played a big part, as much as testing a theory did.
There were several voyages I learned about when I visited that museum in Oslo, a couple of years ago.
Kon Tiki proved east to west sailing was possible. The voyage of the reed boat in the Middle East region was another voyage of amazing discovery. Roald Dahl was heavily involved, I recall, but I need to swat up to refresh my memory.
The Norwegians were great seamen, exploring many far flung parts of the world.
The Viking museum in Oslo is a fantastic record of their history. Lucky??? More good management.

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