Day 154: Press Release: Roz Savage Claims World Record: First Woman to Row Three Oceans

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After rowing over 4,000 miles of pirate-infested ocean Roz Savage crossed the official line of longitude at 0627 UTC on 4th of October, 2011 becoming the First Woman to Row Across the “Big Three” Oceans of the World: the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans The Ocean Rowing … Continued

Day 150: The Meaning of Life, The Universe, and Ocean Rowing

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day.104 nautical miles to go. (This may be updated as the day goes on.) Roz’s latest Podcast: Sharky McShark is now live. Final Philosophy Friday This will, barring unforeseen disasters, be my last Philosophy Friday blog from the Indian Ocean. I wish that I could, like a guru returning from the … Continued

Day 149: I Need A Beard

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. 134 nautical miles to go. (This may be updated as the day goes on.) I don’t know how it is in the rest of the world, but in Britain, when you’re learning to drive you have an “L plate” – a square white sign with a red “L” on it … Continued

Day 148: Strategic Planning to Develop Your Dreams

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. 160 nautical miles to go. (This may be updated as the day goes on.) Guest Blog: I couldn’t do what I do without the dedicated support of “Team Roz”, the small collection of incredible individuals who day in, day out, help keep the show on the road. This year one … Continued

Day 147: Sharky McShark

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. 188 nautical miles to go. (This may be updated as the day goes on.) I am getting quite fond of my new little friend, the shark. He has been keeping me company for two days now, cruising alongside my boat. I keep thinking he has wandered off in search of … Continued

Day 146: Dear Departed Dorados

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. 238 nautical miles to go. (This may be updated as the day goes on.) My fishy friends are leaving me. The community of dorados that has kept me company for much of this voyage is slowly diminishing. Only one or two ghostly blue shapes occasionally flit beneath my boat, down … Continued

Day 145: There’s a Freighter In My Bathroom

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. 255 nautical miles to go. This morning I woke up and, like every other morning, the first thing I did after folding away my bunk was to grab a wet wipe, open the hatch, and head out on deck to do… what most people do first thing in the morning. … Continued

Day 144: Ground Rush

YOU CAN SEE ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. Anna Farmery asked: “Just wondering if you go through some fears of going to shore?” This has been on my mind today. “Reality” (as landlubbers like to refer to that strange version of life that takes place on terra firma! is already starting to extend its tentacles out across the … Continued

Day 143: Sustainability, Beer, and the Ferryman

Philosophy Friday…. Last winter I spent several weeks in the small Devon town of Salcombe (not far from the first transition town, Totnes, which you saw here yesterday) while I worked on my book about the Pacific crossing. I mostly was in writer-recluse mode, but did occasionally take time out to spend time with friends. One of those friends was Stevie Smith, author of Pedaling … Continued

Day 142: Totnes – Transition Town

I was put in touch with Isabel Carlisle by a mutual friend, and last year when my travels took me to Devon she invited me to meet her at her home in Totnes. Over a delicious homemade lunch, she told me about her recent move to the town and her work in eco-literacy. She also gave me a wonderful little book that I have here … Continued