6.2.10

A bit of culture


This afternoon we took a rare outing to a museum. My elder daughter is doing a project at school on explorers; she’s doing some French bloke called Jacques Cartier (as in the jewellery) while her friend is working on Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian.We couldn’t just fly off to France (or even find a Cartier store) so instead we went to the Kon-Tiki Museum on Bygdøy which honours Thor Heyerdahl and shows exhibits on his various expeditions.

I came away thinking you’d want to be insane to try cross the Atlantic on bits of wood tied together with string but each to their own I guess. I fear death too much to take any such risks; especially death by shark attack or drowning. Mr Heyerdahl lived to be the ripe old age of 87.

Ra II
Glamourous Feet - the Arctic version

2 comments:

Nikki in Tropical Park said...

we have a copy of the boat in the Pyramid museum here in Tenerife and it looks very fragile. not sure I would want to cross an ocean in it.

OSLO said...

Nikki, That's interesting. I think Thor Heyerdahl lived in Tenerife when he was older. Happy to cross oceans in flimsy boats but not up to enduring his twilight years amid Norwegian winters ;)