Significant Paper

Generally, I am a paperless person. Being a global nomad, paper is heavy and impractical. I have found many ways to avoid paper – making notes on my iPhone, taking photos of documents and leaflets rather than taking them with me, and of course the awesome Cardscanner iPhone app to reduce the clutter of business cards. But once in a while, some worthwhile bits of … Continued

Fast Living

The return of Philosophy Phridays…. I was surprised and enlightened by the response to my off-the-cuff comments about the pace of life and the ubiquity of social media. I seem to have struck a chord. If so many of us want to slow down, why are we all still going so fast? A large part of the reason, surely, has to be the peer pressure … Continued

A Quick Lunch With Slow Food Advocates

One of the most formative books I listened to this summer while at sea was The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. And one of my favourite poets is Michael Ondaatje, who also wrote The English Patient. So what could possibly be better than being invited to attend a small, select lunch with Dr Aenor Sawyer (my esteemed expedition medic), Michael Ondaatje, Kitchen Sister Davia Nelson, and … Continued

Thoughts on Returning from the Ocean

Hello again! I am so happy to be back in the land of the blogging. We had a technical problem with WordPress, coupled with an insane couple of weeks since I returned to the US, with the net result that I have felt utterly bereft of blogability since my last posting. But thanks to Nick Jaffe, my ever-intrepid webmaster, it seems that we have overcome … Continued

Goodbye Mauritius, Hello LA

Barely a week after I arrived in Mauritius, it was time to hit the road again. Places to go, people to see, but it was with a heavy heart that I bade farewell to this beautiful island. I have met many wonderful people here – with special thanks to Michel and Anne Bourgeois at 20 Degrees South, Pipo at the Grand Baie Yacht Club, Jean-Edgar … Continued

New Records for Roz

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. Roz is delighted to announce that the Ocean Rowing Society has verified new records held by her: Finished in Mauritius on October 4th 2011 at 6:27GMT Congratulations to Roz on becoming The First Woman and The First British person to Row Three Oceans; the longest row completed by a woman. … Continued

I’ve Done It!

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. I’ve done it! After 5 months and 0 days at sea, I am absolutely over the moon to be back on dry land, surrounded by friends and wellwishers – and, of course, my dear mother. I have just become the first woman to row across the “Big Three” oceans of … Continued

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

As It Happens . . .

Facebook shows me that many people are wishing that they were here to watch Roz arrive. Without her permission, I am giving you a brief update. No pictures yet, apart from those of the team that have been uploaded to the the most recent blog. The team assembled here at the Yacht Club, Grand Bay, at 6am, and have gone off in a boat to … Continued

Day 153: So Near And Yet So Far – Monday

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. 6.9 nautical miles to go to rendezvous with Team boat. Due to arrive Tuesday morning at Grand Bay Yacht Club I thought that last night would be my last night on the ocean. I rowed on and off throughout the hours of darkness, taking catnaps as necessary to keep my … Continued