Series of cartoons created during the “Denmark by Kayak” expedition. See also my Portfolio for other work. All rights reserved.
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Thor F. Jensen
Is a Danish adventurer, videographer and illustrator, just as home in the tropical jungle as at his studio in Copenhagen. He's crossed the Atlantic by sail and circumnavigated Denmark by kayak. He has produced two award winning adventure films, and written articles about traveling and videography.Read more...
Dear fellowship of the Tawali Pasana, After a successful circumnavigation, I am now in Australia where I have had a bit of time to reflect on our project and its perils. What we have achieved is nothing less than incredible; we have sailed and paddled a traditional canoe 6300km around the second biggest island in the world during the least favourable seasons, with practically no budget.
Through this expedition I wanted to create an honest portrait of contemporary New Guinea. By telling the real stories of our encounters and challenging negative stereotypes, I hoped to promote the region as a travel destination. The major dangers we faced came from nature: waves, crocs and Malaria. The people, on the contrary, were overwhelmingly welcoming and protective of us as their guests.
Justin and Sanakoli have created a legacy and become great role models for the future generations of PNG. They have showcased the skills and wisdom of the Melanesian seafarers and demonstrated that their traditional customs are still important in a modern world.
Justin, Sanakoli and Job are now home with their families. We are looking for a buyer for the canoe and hoping with government support it can be preserved and installed as a tourist attraction in Milne Bay. The Tawali Pasana story continues as I begin to write a book of our adventures and produce a documentary film.
But we could not have achieved this feat alone; I am continually grateful and humbled by all of the support we have received. This victory belongs to all the people of New Guinea, and not least you, our loyal followers and sponsors. ... See MoreSee Less