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, Colorado, England, and a lot more that didn’t even make it into the slideshow…

– 4 world records

– Canaries: seeing off the latest Atlantic Rowing Race

– Buckingham Palace: not every day you get to meet the Queen, not to mention the “royalty” of adventure and expeditions

… and it couldn’t have happened without your support. Thank you! Click here to see my latest newsletter, chock-full of love and appreciation. (If you don’t already get my newsletter, and you’d like to, please send me a message and I’ll sign you up.)

It has been an amazing year in my life, and hopefully in yours too. And 2012 will be even more special.

Wishing you a very Hannukah, Happy Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year!


  • Roz – you should make a coffee table picture book of all of your photos from all of your adventures! I’d So buy that!! 😀

    • Hi Cheryl – I would love to. In fact, it’s on the To Do list. But so are about 1,001 other things – but hopefully one day it will reach the top!

  • Roz, if you could do me just one favor for the rest of us…

    Take your right hand and put it on your left elbow.
    Take your left wrist and sling it over your right shoulder
    Give yourself a pat on the back…

    Thanks Roz! Row Girl Row! 🙂

    You too Rita…

  • Dear Roz, on your birthday, here is a peek at a little niche of California Academy of Science that will brighten your day … where I spent yesterday with several friends … when you return, I recommend you see the movie http://bit.ly/LifeCosmicStory in the Morrison Planetarium

    Please indulge this extemporaneous haiku for you …

    happy birthday roz
    this day was very special
    beginning to end


  • Happy Birthday, Happy Christmas, Happy New Year (and lots of them). And may 2012 be as successful for you ashore as your last seven at sea.

  • Love your quote on Facebook yesterday: You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
    -Alan Alda

    I’m heading into the wilderness
    Encore Career begins 3/20/12 
    Much intuition, getting around tuit
    Pensive pondering & planning aplenty

  • Hi Roz

    I looking forward to a) your forthcoming book, b) a documentary?  and c) your opinion on The Iron Lady. 


      • That’s a good point  …but they do have their little life jackets. :o)

        I think GEICO would make a great sponsor for your boat!!  Have the three little guinea pigs on the side with GEICO Insurance. 

        I think GEICO would do it!!  :o)

        Go Roz!!

  • Hello all!

    I wanted to invite you to Roz’s return to the San Francisco Bay Area Party on

    Friday, 9 March 2012 at 6pm (pst) 

    at the Dolphin Swimming and Rowing Club
    on 502 Jefferson San Francisco, CA 94109.

    This is a come as you are, go when you please event. You are welcome
    to bring your own bubblies and finger food appetizers. We welcome you to; but you are not limited to; bring organic and vegetarian twists on appetizers and finger foods. Please bring re-usable containers for any shared items to bring home. Food and Beverages are contingent upon those that arrive and participate.

    Roz will share some of her pictures and tales of her adventures. All
    formalities will be excused.

    We anticipate meandering to The Buena Vista Cafe on 2765 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 at, or about 10pm.

    Please feel free to share this invitation. Children are welcome.
    Pirate attire will be welcomed but is not mandatory.

    Please RSVP to OutsideJay@gmail.com so that we may be cognizant of the number of participants arriving at this historic landmark. Make the subject line “Roz the rower returns RSVP”

    Thank you and much appreciation to long time Roz supporter and host at the Dolphin Club, Reuben Hechenova.

    Stay tuned on facebook and her website for last minute changes. 


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