Martin Clunes embarks on an epic ocean wide adventure in search of the real Pacific in a new documentary series for ITV.
His voyage is inspired by reading a book given to him when he was a child by his father about the Kon-Tiki expedition across the Pacific. Martin has always yearned to follow in those explorers’ footsteps.
The Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet, covering 63 million square miles, is strewn with tens of thousands of islands with coral atolls, jungle clad mountains and lava spewing volcanoes. It is rich in animal life and has an astonishing kaleidoscope of humanity.
Martin says: “For centuries we’ve been sold the idea that paradise on earth is here in the Pacific Islands. But in our uncertain, changing world, how much of that paradise is left, and how long can it survive?
“To find out I’m on an epic ocean-wide adventure, travelling 10,000 miles from East to West, in search of the real Pacific, and to discover its magical islands.”
Following the successful series on the Islands of Britain, Islands of Australia, and Islands of America, Martin has developed a fascination for the unique quality and appeal of island life, often in the most remote places on the planet.