Kon-Tiki2 leaves Peru for Easter Island

November 7th, The Kon-Tiki2 expedition left Peruvian shores for its journey to Easter Island. An expedition filled with scientific research and experimental archeology has started!

In a ceremony at the Esucala Naval, Admiral Delinenars of the Peruvian Navy underlined the importance of the project, for historical and scientific reasons. 

The crew, and - in particular - expedition leader Torgeir Higraff - was overjoyed to finally head to sea after weeks of hard work. Higraff thanked the Peruvian Navy and all friends in Peru for helping to make the Expedition come true, and Roberto Sala in particular. One hour after departing, the Manta trawl from 5 Gyres was out in the water, looking for plastics.