8 men and a duck: an improbable voyage by reed boat to Easter Island


Travel writer Nick Thorpe blagged his way into a hare-brained 2500-mile Pacific raft odyssey after overhearing a conversation on a Bolivian bus. Today he reads from his recently published book, shows a few slides, and shares some nautical reflections on risk-taking, faith and the way men make friends.

Nick Thorpe is an award-winning travel and feature writer, who works for broadsheets such as the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Independent and the Scotsman. He is features editor of Third Way.

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