Wohoo! I’m proud to announce that our book Salt Water and Spear Tips, was awarded Expedition Book of the Year at NAFF|Bookaward, under the Nordic Adventure Film Festival – NAFF.
We are proud to announce that Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF), The National Kenu & Kundu Festival (NKKF) and Papua New Guinea National Film Institute are supporting the production of SAILAU.
And that we have a broadcast agreement with EMTV Papua New Guinea.
Read more on the SAILAU page
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Summoned by the Kula Chiefs #2 read #1 post here
After almost three weeks we finally hear back from Sanakoli John.
Sanakoli and his friend Levi Sakiusa launched their small outrigger canoe, loaded with food and equipment for the upcoming Kula Voyage, towards Dawson Island, home of Sanakoli’s brother Justin John.Continue reading
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On the phone to Papua New Guinea, I spoke with Sanakoli John (one of the three master sailors from our New Guinea circumnavigation).
Sanakoli told me that him and his brother Justin John, together with our proud canoe Tawali Pasana, had been summoned to a Kula* meeting by a Chief on Woodlark Island.
Interview about the books SALT WATER and SPEAR TIPS, and the phenomenon #pastryfriday.
Thor is working on a series of humorous comics about the outdoors titled; Misadventures.
“Hello pastry prospector!” During this pandemic it is important to remember to take a break once in a while and be good to yourself.
That’s why I started making these weekly #pastryfriday videos where I enjoy a pastry while exploring Alice Springs in Central Australia.
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Interview with the “Joe Rogan of outdoor podcasts” Rob Yates. I tell about my journey into adventure and the book Salt Water and Spear Tips.
You can also listen and subscribe to the podcast here.
Through my years of adventure, I have reflected on why we go out and risk our lives in pursuit of the unknown and I am continually evolving my philosophy – Redefining Adventure.
I think it is about time we break away from the old colonial tropes of what adventure is about and bring it into the 21st century.
In thinking about what gives adventure meaning and purpose, I hope to bring people into adventure. Redefining adventure is about:
- Inclusion. Adventure needs to be accessible to other people, there needs to be some “takeaways” – lessons that people can implement in their own lives.
- Culture. We need to see and experience adventure through different cultures. Often stories are told from the perspective of ‘Westerners’, but it is important to hear the voices of the people we meet and how they understand adventure.
- Purpose. If you can put together a great project, like an expedition, it should serve a higher purpose, beyond the individual self. This purpose can also help you to persevere in face of disaster.
Adventure can be many different things; these three points guide and give meaning to my pursuits and I hope they will inspire you too.