“The Kon-Tiki Expedition…” … A Tribute

The post, Kon-Tiki in Tydal

( http://bentehaarstad.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/kon-tiki-in-tydal/ ),

by Bente Haarstad Photography gives me a lot of good memories.

In many cold nights, while I was struggling with the books from those ancient philosophers; reading the books of  Mr. Heyerdahl always triggered the sense of  courage, determination and curiosity.

The Books by Mr. Heyerdahl










The route


About NgTom

Three fundamental constituents support my life; they are literature, philosophy and photography. And I am rather glad that I don't really need them to sustain my living. But, it only implies my incompetent.
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32 Responses to “The Kon-Tiki Expedition…” … A Tribute

  1. Such a very interesting post, NgTom…I think next time I go to the library, I will find and read it. Books such as this can impart to us many strengths, yes?

  2. Ed says:

    Great post, I read Kon Tiki in High School, what an adventure..:-))

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  4. Any journey worth taking is never straightforward! Lovely photos.

  5. petrel41 says:

    Thank you for subscribing to my blog! Welcome 🙂

  6. Wonderful old photos and typeface here. 🙂 Enjoyed looking at these old book pages.

  7. 文字~
    .. 我时常认为是很有限的


  8. a bit like Tennyson’s Ulysses –

    “….made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

  9. Sydney Fong says:

    Hi Tom, thanks for putting so many likes in my wordpress, and view my early ghost story which the foreigner unlikely to understand, I will zoom in this area in this area, cheers – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    • NgTom says:

      I should also thank for all your LIKE, Sydney…
      I have to find more time to read your lovely blog…
      Have a nice day…

  10. I remember reading the book Kon-Tiki in about the year 1960. Coincidentally, I see that the second book on the shelf in your photograph is by Susan Sontag; in college I took a humanities course for which she was the teacher.

    • NgTom says:

      I appreciate very much for telling me…
      I enjoy reading both writers, though the subject is so different.
      Imagine if I could take a course from her,
      or sail on a Kon-Tiki with him…

  11. A long time ago I remember being taken by my school to a special showing of the documentary film The Kon-Tiki Expedition. When I got home I made my very own Kon-Tiki from balsa wood, string and my handkerchief for the sale….and it worked on our local lake. It left along standing memory that I have still to this day. It may be along time ago now but still a modern day real life adventure.

    • NgTom says:

      It must be a happy sail with lots of fine memories…
      I don’t have a chance to make one for myself…
      Thank you for telling me such a good memory.
      I appreciate it with my heart.

  12. What a powerful, vivid, fascinating post. Very well done. Thank you.

  13. Seenorway says:

    If you have an interest in the Kontiki expedition, you’ll be advised that there is a Kontiki museum in Oslo! You may visit digtally here:

  14. Wasn’t familiar with him. Just looked up and read a little. How interesting he was an ethnographic enthusiast which must have made for very interesting writing, to delve into the different cultures.

    Nice to meet you NgTom. 🙂 Paulette

  15. Pingback: La Kon-Tiki de Thor Heyerdahl. | Va de barcos

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