Roz has rowed a good distance from the Australian coast but not quite regained her sea legs yet.
Pictures courtesy of Colin Leonhardt :

Grateful and happy.
This is where I need to be.
Ready to go.
Going . . . .
. . . . . . going . . .
. . . . . . . . . gone.
June Barnard and Roz - sent by June
Picture by June Barnard

Sponsored Miles.
On previous blogs, before Roz’s stopover in Geraldton, we had given names of sponsors up to 200 miles. Roz rowed nearer to 300 due to looping the loops. Fremantle to Geraldton is 241 miles, so we are now giving you the names of sponsors for miles 201 – 241. Future blogs will have sponsors of miles achieved between noon GMT one day and GMT the next.

Grateful thanks to: Eileen Hawkes, Joan Sherwood, Doug and Larry Grandt (for Rochelle), Bleddyn Williams, Chris Ferreira, Anna Wildy, Jeffrey Green, Sue Losson, Florian Thurner, Nancy Bowman, Amanda Atkins, Bankside Consulting, John Sturgeon, Andrew Hindle and Dominic Howell.

Today’s miles: Peter Bromley, Kenny Runnderduck, Claire and Adrian Thornhill, Doug Grandt (for Dimas), Steve Isbell, Ron Bloomquist, Thomas Schoenweitz.


  • Roz you’re amazing. You always manage to pull it together brilliantly. Best of luck on round two. We will be following you in our school.

  • Good thinking getting back to land to fix the de-salinator while you could. All the best for the rest!

  • Checking in at a local coffee house last night, got hooked on your recent blog and lingered past closing … as she was “kicking me out” I showed the young lady your blog … we have a new Rozling in Modesto ;-D

  • Every time I see a picture of you in your huge row boat, I am in complete awe. Absolutely amazing. Maybe one day, I’ll give ocean rowing a try! Wouldn’t that be fun!

    Glad you’re back at sea and good to go!

    Can’t wait to read your updates!

    Love to you.

  • Really brings the immensity of the task into focus … beautiful day, calm water, small boat, “little lady”, … one great big empty horizon in front (behind) of her …. Jim Bell (NSW Australia)

  • Roz, two old ladies in Northern NYS are living vicariously through you.
    You are one strong woman. Be careful, honey.

  • I feel deeply moved by the support and love shown to my daughter Roz. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

    • Hey Rita – “I’m Back”, sort of anyway… I can’t miss too much of this, none of us can… We adore your daughter – and you for bringing her into this world, for us to adore… “Adoring” someone makes the daily “Nuisance Routines” – as I call all of my surgeries, and related nonsense – worthwhile… More than that, actually!

  • This is just a funny little comment: I just went to have my driver’s license renewed, and my photo (even after careful primping) made me look like Gary Busey’s mug shot! But you, fresh out of the ocean, look like you’re ready for a magazine cover. Envy!!

    Cheers to smooth “sailing” from here on out…you beauty! (Both you and the boat!)


  • keep at it Roz , dont let our Indtan Ocean worry you , it gets mean but it gets nice with respect you will be great once you clear the coast.
    Take Care & keep the spirits up ,we are all with you
    TERRY B GERALDTON !!!!!!!!!!!

  • “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs 

    Good luck Roz
    The Rees clan in sunny Cheltenham

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