Summoned by the Kula Chiefs

Join the Adventures of Justin and Sanakoli and support the traditional cultures of Papua New Guinea.

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.

#pastryfriday Videos

“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.

“I eat a pastry every Friday, to reward myself for a good weeks work. You should do the same – because you deserve it!” – Thor F. Jensen.

Hashtag #pastryfriday to share your special pastry moment.
And remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel for weekly videos.

Interview on We Get Outdoors

Thor on We Get Outdoors Podcast

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.

Redefining Adventure

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: 

  1. Inclusion. Adventure needs to be accessible to other people, there needs to be some “takeaways” – lessons that people can implement in their own lives.     
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 

PNG Ambassador guest of honour

An exclusive book launch was held at the Adventurers’ Club of Denmark, celebrating the launch of Salt Water and Spear Tips.

The Guest of Honour was his Excellency Joshua R. Kalinoe, Papua New Guineas Ambassador to the European Union.

We would like to thank our distinguished guests and generous sponsors tawali.comVanimosurflodge.comdryandbitter.com and arnoldbusck.dk for making this book launch possible.

Thor meets with Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs

Thor F. Jensen had the honour of being invited to speak about The World’s First Circumnavigation of the Island of New Guinea in a Traditional Sailing Canoe at the house of minister of Fisheries and Maritime affairs Susi Pudjiastuti.

The minister, who’s an avid water sports person herself, had great interest in the expedition. An event strengthened the diplomatic ties between Indonesia and Denmark.

See Photo gallery on ministry website.

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