Expedition Book of the Year – NAFF|Bookawards 2020

Salt Water and Spear Tips, Thor F. Jensen. Pegasus Publishers ltd. 2020.

Available in major bookstores, Pegasuspublishers.co.ukAmazon.comAmazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.au

“The adventurer tells his story with brutal honesty”

Marie Claire Australia

Sanakoli John, Thor F. Jensen, Justin John and Job Siyae at the finish line.

“Sailing a traditional outrigger canoe around the vast island of New Guinea is a journey through time, across myriad cultures upon the far-flung seas of Arafura, Seram, Bismarck, and the Pacific Ocean. Thor’s voyage shows that in the 21st Century there are still great adventures!”

Peter Hillary – www.peterhillary.com
Duration 13 months and 21 days (double as long time as expected)

 “The World’s First Circumnavigation of New Guinea in a Traditional Sailing Canoe again illustrates, as my father auspiciously once said: “To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.”

Norbu Tenzing Norgay – www.himalayan-foundation.org

 “Thor’s adventure is an encouragement to anyone who – dares to do.”

Sarah Outen – www.sarahouten.com

Thor on The Daily Edition, Channel 7. Australia

Salt Water and Spear Tips list of media coverage here

 Back cover

A Danish filmmaker, under the apprenticeship of three Papua New Guinean master sailors, set off from Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, on the 30th of August 2016 on a world-record circumnavigation of the island of New Guinea in a traditional sailing canoe called the Tawali Pasana. Over the course of 13 months and 21 days – and some 6300 km of high adventure –  what became known as ‘the fellowship of the Tawali Pasana’ created a modern-day odyssey (on a shoestring budget) battling relentless monsoon winds, dangerous seas, pirates and crocodiles. Prevailing against all the odds, the voyage generated enormous media coverage and inspired the young people of New Guinea to celebrate their extraordinary seafaring culture.