Re-launch from Geraldton

Roz has rowed a good distance from the Australian coast but not quite regained her sea legs yet. Pictures courtesy of Colin Leonhardt : Sponsored Miles. On previous blogs, before Roz’s stopover in Geraldton, we had given names of sponsors up to 200 miles. Roz rowed nearer to 300 due to looping the loops. Fremantle to Geraldton is 241 miles, so we are now giving … Continued

It’s A Miracle: We’re Ready!

On Wednesday morning, as we drove north from Leeman to Geraldton, I had no idea what was going to happen next. Would we find good people to help reconfigure the watermaker, and to repair the hull? How quickly could we get it done? How much would it all cost? Underlying all these questions was the biggest question of all: Had it been a good idea to … Continued

On Australian Mateship

I was very moved to watch this news report by GWN, filmed in Geraldton on Wednesday, the day after my temporary arrival back on dry land. The bit that really struck me was towards the end, where our guardian angel and host for that first night, Don Ferguson, brushed aside praise for his kindness, referring to “the old Australian way of mateship”, i.e. helping each other … Continued

Onwards and Upwards!

This morning the alarm went off early. My boat had been parked overnight in the front garden of our hosts, Don and Margaret Ferguson, and after a quick breakfast we were on the road by 7am and heading north to Geraldton in search of people with the skills to help us get Sedna back out to sea. Don drove the flatbed truck, while June and … Continued

Benefit of Hindsight

It is the small hours of the night, and I am lying awake berating myself for not having made a better job of handling the media yesterday. I had enough warning that something was afoot, as the helicopter circled overhead as I was being towed in. So instead of expending my energy glaring viciously at the gas-guzzling helo, as if to shoot it down out … Continued