Jumping Dorado

In haste once again, as it’s a bouncy old night here on the big blue ocean, and I’m keen to get safely horizontal and strapped in. But I wanted to check in and let you know that all is well on board the good ship Sedna.

It has been a challenging but productive day – sunny and windy and mountainous waves once again giving me fine views across the ocean. The chaps downstairs have been keeping me company, with clusters of 5 or 6 yellowfins frequently visible in the crest of a wave, lining up like surfers and whizzing down the front face as it rolls past me.

And I’ve figured out why the dorados jump so often. It’s so they can take a peek above the surface to check where their favourite FAD is and come back to me!

Other Stuff:

Today I finished one good book and started another, both of which have contributed to my good mood. The first was Straight Man

And the second recommendation is Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

In fact, the book is so good that when my third and last set of Aquapac earbuds gave up the ghost this evening, I really had no choice but to retrieve my dry-land earbuds from the fore cabin – and this was no trivial task in 20-foot waves, believe me. It is simply the audio equivalent of a book that I can’t put down!

Quote: The trick is growing up without growing old. (Casey Stengel)

Sponsored Miles: Thanks go to Richard Hyman, Lars Rabbe and Carl Jones – all of them have sponsored a number of miles.

(Why Roz’s progress is not shown)


  • Ahhhhhh, that is great Roz!  After a long and difficult week I see in my minds eye the dorados surfing down the waves and poking their heads out every so often to keep track of you and Sedna.  I really did laugh aloud.  They must be great company.
    Dear Rita,  I hope your leg is mending well.  Thank you for clearing up my parallel universe mystery.  I was just starting to enjoy it and was thinking how cool it would be to be in two places at once.  I could go to work and go out rowing all at the same time.  Have you heard of a movie called What the bleep do we know?
    Roz,  I was serious about rowing with one oar but you probably have tried it already.  The pun about one oar rowing was really good too.
    Cheers everyone,    Stephen

  • reading your blog thoughts is like having a book club buddy in the chair  beside us.Fun , honest and informative.  Thank you for keeping us up on your journey , inside and out. Rita – the cast is off and you are walking about nicely? Getting stronger , day to day I hope?
    “One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade” -Chinese proverb

    ” A woman is like a teabag- you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”. Nancy Reagan 

  • Just found this on my facebook,

    “I simply believe that some part of the human Self or Soul is not subject to the laws of space and time.” – Carl Jung

  • Roz, all of your blogs are engaging, thought-provoking, and always interesting. You have a concise and humorous writing style that I love. I especially loved the Michael Jackson FAD BAD blog the other day. I must admit I haven’t listened to very much Michael Jackson in my time. I You-Tubed that video and laughed with the image of a person on a purple row boat out in the middle of basically almost nowhere singing a hip-thrusting, pop-dancing tune like that. Meanwhile dorado, tuna and squid are frothing about keeping you company. Out of context it really is complete insanity. Delightful. 

    Just a couple more oar strokes and you’ll be there in no time. But don’t hurry too much because we enjoy your ocean blogs so much! 

    • Evening / morning rita- If folks click on “the roz roams podcast”(right side of the page)  they will get to the latest “47. Listening now. Show us the cast free leg. 🙂 Without your help and support , this journey would not have the life and fire – transcribed into each posting. The team effort and shared love between you both . The readers get the tip of the ice burg , and thats good by us. Thank you . Did the donate amount jump from $.10 per mile to $10.00 per mile?

      • Rita, the comment somehow merged the url with the word “Roz’s” which makes it non-functional. 

        Here is a short link http://bit.ly/RozRoams47

  • Have fun with your audience!

    After working his farm every day, an old farmer rarely had time to enjoy
    the large pond in the back that he had fixed up years earlier with
    picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and benches. So one evening he decided
    to go down and see how things were holding up. Much to his surprise, he
    heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw
    it was a group of young women skinny dipping in his pond.

           He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the
    deep end. One of the women shouted to him, “We’re not coming out until
    you leave.”

           The old farmer replied, “I didn’t come down here to watch you
    ladies swim or make you get out of the pond naked. I only came down to
    feed the alligator.”

  • Rick and I went to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco today. Thought of you and your journey many times. I’m attaching a photo of a quote on the wall: ” Climate is an angry beast and we are poking at it with sticks.” Wallace Broecker, Scientist…  I’m also including a sign that was up at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor beach on Friday: “Warning Dangerous Big Breaking Waves and Surf…STAY BACK!” Roz, when you see the size of the “dangerous waves” in the background… I think you will laugh! Here’s hoping you have some Santa Cruz waves come your way soon. xo

  • Astigmatism can only be detected by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist with specialized equipment. While regular astigmatism can be treated with glasses or contacts with toric lenses, irregular astigmatism can only be treated with specially designed contact lenses that conform to the particular irregularities of the affected eye.

  • I wish the photos (especially this one of the dorado) were larger.  Does the small size reflect a limitation of the satphone budget, or the blog design?

  • I wish the photos (especially this one of the dorado) were larger.  Does the small size reflect a limitation of the satphone budget, or the blog design?

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