A Pirate Sailing the Seas!

A Pirate Sailing the Seas!

The Kon-Tiki II expedition have started to sail their rafts from Peru to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) – and back!

This adventure was first made in two rafts by the Norwegian biologist and explorer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947. The adventure started from Lima (Capital city of Peru) to Rapa Nui (Chile). Now the Kon-Tiki II crew have “copied the rafts from pre-historic and early history based on archeological and historical evidence that Heyerdahl was not aware of in 1947”.

In the crew there’s a pirate, Håkon Wium Lie, co-founder of the Norwegian Pirate Party. He is the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of the expedition. He loves communication and technology and he thoughts that rafts are a very good example of that since they linked civilizations in the past.

On this expedition, I want to see if its is possible to be part of, even contribute to, digital communities over a satellite connection. In my childhood, I constructed rafts from driftwood (I’m on the right) and along with my father I built a dinghy. These days I have a sailboat called 404.” Håkon said.

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The objective of this trip is to understand human migration, the link between South America and Polynesia and its maritime culture. But it’s also important to study the flora and fauna of the Pacific Ocean and the environment.

So, if you want to follow Håkon and his colleagues adventure, follow them via Twitter.

We wish Kon-Tiki II expedition all the best with plenty of health and rum!