Blogging in haste again today, as conditions remain boat-tippingly rough. Not that I’m complaining – today was really quite enjoyable, absorbed as I was in Rob Lowe’s Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography
I got thinking about the better-known people I have met over the short course of my ocean-rowing career, who I most certainly would not have met if I was still working in a London office. The list includes: Leonardo di Caprio, Edward Norton, Glenn Close, plus numerous other actors, politicians, explorers, yachtsmen, authors, environmental campaigners, and more marine biologists than you can shake a stick at.
There are quite a few more people I would love to meet, too, such as Ted Danson for his work on ocean conservation, Prince Charles for his forward-looking initiatives, and Johnny Depp just because.
Even though I’m not a “People” or “Hello” magazine reader, it is undeniable that there is something indefinably alluring about the famous. I envy them their ability to bring attention to a cause. They are believed more than scientists or experts, or at least, more notice is taken of them, purely by dint of their being famous. George Clooney driving a hybrid probably does more for the cause than any number of earnest experts publishing their analysis of climate change. (Now there’s someone I’d like to meet – George Clooney – after Johnny Depp, of course.)
I can’t help but wish I had that kind of influence. But I’m working on it, and maybe by the time I’m through….
Episode 47 of “Roz Roams” – “News from the Purple Sauna” – is now live!
Quote for the day: “Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” (Andy Warhol)
Photo: with esteemed deep sea pioneer “Her Royal Deepness” Dr Sylvia Earle at the Smithsonian
Sponsored Miles: Thankful to Carl Jones, Lars Rabbe, Christina Dennett, Andrea Dennett, Doug Grandt and to India John (Aimee Devine) for donating to today’s progress. Between them they have sponsored 25 of these miles.