"Thor Heyerdahl sailed a balsa raft from Peru to Polynesia, not a reed boat." You know that, but that isn't what Heyerdahl,Inc & their friends at PBS have been promoting to the public for fifty years, so give the guy a break on this one.We all grew up on the (bogus, we now know) image of the Kon Tiki as authentic (& without the refrigeration below decks & Lloyd's of London insurance above deck). Better to leave us our silly childhood fantasies, I think.
posted on 07/14/2002 6:52:02 PM PDT
posted on 07/14/2002 8:27:19 PM PDT
The Kon-Tiki Expedition was a balsa raft sailing from Peru to Polynesia.
The Ra Expedition was a reed boat which sailed from Morocco to the Caribbean.
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