2011 in Pictures

I’m continuing in the tradition of the last couple of years, and posting a slideshow featuring the highlights of the last 12 months. And what a year it has been…. – Antarctica: spectacular, amazing, jaw-dropping, and must-do-again – Australia: wonderful people, bizarre animals, and apparently difficult to leave (!) – Indian Ocean: tough one – long, rough, and (thank heavens) over! – Hectic autumn: California, … Continued

Day 36 – A Parcel of Peace

Dictated by Roz at 21.36   and transcribed by her mother Rita Savage Position: -08.10850S,  152.09482E My blog to you tonight is a little parcel of peace. But before you open it, find somewhere quiet. It doesn’t have to be quiet around you as long as it is quiet within you. Peace is very fragile, and you don’t want non-peace to get into the box. So … Continued

Day 29 – the Stupidest Thing I Have Ever Done

Dictated by Roz at 19.48 local time on May 17th and transcribed by her mother Rita Savage. Position: -06.57845  154 30750 I don’t suppose I can put it off any longer. It is confession time, and please before you are tempted to wag your finger at me, bear in mind that I didn’t have to tell you this. I could have kept it quiet, and … Continued

Day 26 – If this is Eventful, Can I have Boring Back Please

Dictated by Roz at 21.17 on 14th May, and transcribed by her mother, Rita Savage. Position: -05.19215S, 154.35426 Today was eventful. Mostly in ways that made me wish for boring. It got off to an early start about 4am when I checked my GPS. I was happy with my nice west/southwesterley course that got me safely past Cape Henpan but during the last few hours … Continued

Day 22 – Three’s a Crowd

Dictated by Roz at 20.37 on Monday 10th May. Transcribed by Rita Savage – with difficulty as the voice message broke up from time to time. Position: -04.25812S, 157.66557 Today I had rather more company than I wanted and saw more people in one day than I saw in 104 days last year. They saw rather more of me than I would have liked. It … Continued