Raft across the Pacific
Everyone thought he was mad, and research possibilities hit a brick wall as it seemed so unlikely that the crossing of such a vast ocean on a raft was possible. Determined to prove the anthropologists wrong, Heyerdahl and a group of like-minded friends, none of whom had much experience of sailing, decided to set out on a mission to sail a raft of balsa logs from Peru to Polynesia.
The Kon-Tiki Expedition is the story of their quest and triumph. This is an enthralling adventure story. It's hard not to be captivated by the friends' enthusiasm as they draw everyone from the Pentagon to an amateur radio operator in California into their mad journey into the west.
|The crew on board the Kon-Tiki|
Whether or not Heyerdahl was correct though is immaterial as to whether or not you'll enjoy this book. It's a great tale of adventure and youthful bravado; and it all happens to be true!