From Roz Savage:
“Over the years, my mother has been an occasionally concerned but always faithful supporter of my ocean rowing adventures. She has been the one consistent member of my team throughout, filling the shoes of shore manager, accountant, media liaison, personal assistant, campaign manager and even weatherman. She helped fit out the Sedna Solo for the Atlantic. She helped me pack for the Pacific. She was there to greet me in Hawaii.
She would love to come and greet me as I complete this grand project to row the “Big Three” oceans. By the time I make landfall this year, I will have rowed the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans – the first woman ever to do so.
And I would love her to be there. I couldn’t have done it without her.
I know many of you have supported me already on this row by sponsoring miles. I thank you wholeheartedly for that. Without your generosity, I couldn’t have paid the satellite data costs to post this daily blog, record the podcast, or get essential forecasts from my weatherman.
I would like to ask you one more time for your support. Would you please help me raise the money to fly Mum out to greet me as I make landfall? I don’t have the budget, and she lives on a small pension, so we can’t do it without your help.
In return, we promise to get photos, videos and a blog online within hours of my arrival, so you can all share in our celebrations. This has been an enormous undertaking – a total of eight years in the making, 15,000 miles rowed, 500+ days at sea, and over 5 million oarstrokes. It would mean the world to me to have my wonderful mother there at the end, to celebrate this occasion that simply wouldn’t be happening without her.”
If you would like to help please go to “Send Rita to See Roz” and click the “Donate” button on the right.
All donations go directly to Rita Savage through Paypal.
APOLOGY FROM ROZ – Philosophy Friday will be on Saturday this week due to rough weather at sea.
Daydreams of my arrival are what’s keeping me going at the moment, as I hang on in here through the rough stuff. The wind is due to abate slightly tonight – down from 25-30 knots to 20-25 knots. I hope the wind got the memo.
Ken – I was a clue in “Balderdash”? Cool!
Martha – Eat, Pray, Bash? I like it! Bash and get bashed. Bash as you would be bashed by. Loved the quote too – thank you. Wise words.
Anna – I do indeed know that Maya Angelou quote from your esteemed podcasts. Sorry – I’d meant to mention that, and to link to The Engaging Brand, but I must have had my brains temporarily bashed out. Hereby mentioned, and linked! Now get trampling those grapes….
Quote for the day – in honour of my mother: “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” (Marion C. Garretty)
Sponsored Miles: Thank you Chris Lynch for today’s miles, and to Nicola Tsang who sponsored a mile beyond Roz’s destination.