You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day.
Roz is delighted to announce that the Ocean Rowing Society has verified new records held by her:
Finished in Mauritius on October 4th 2011 at 6:27GMT
Congratulations to Roz on becoming
The First Woman and The First British person to Row Three Oceans; the longest row completed by a woman. and the longest total time at sea spent by a woman rower.
Roz is dealing with interviews and practical details concerning the cleaning up and sorting out of everything on Sedna. She is very grateful to all who have helped to make this possible, major sponsors, the many followers who sponsored her miles, but also those who took part by commenting and showing interest in what she has been doing. Without your help and encouragement she could not have achieved these results.
I wish to express my gratitude, too, for your generous help to Roz, and to myself, making it possible for me to be here in Mauritius for her arrival.
Last night we had a meal together to celebrate her records and also to thank her “arrivals team” all of whom have done a sterling job: Tony Humphreys (logistics), Aenor Sawyer (doctor and doer of all sorts of other tasks), and Colin Leonhardt (photographer and taxi-man)
Other friends have been here, too assisting with a thousand and one tasks to be done. We are grateful to the 20degrees-South Hotel for kindly accommodating Roz during her stay here at Grand Bay.
Awesome! Send her our best vibes, Rita!
Totally amazing, Rita! I wonder how would her obituary exercise look like now compared to what she drafted years ago. Her story on TED Talks about that momentous moment of lifestyle change and decision making has left an indelible mark on me. I am inspired to make my life count the best way that makes my heart sing. I wish you all an enjoyable time in Mauritius. Take care… 🙂
A thousand and one hearts to each ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ ♥ ❤ … ❤
I will second that motion Doug. Stephen
Congratulations Roz! You are an inspiration and proof that one person can do what they set out to do no matter what the obstacles, just take it one day at a time, on oar stroke at a time. Best to you and enjoy the rest of your well deserved rest.
Congratulations on your four world records. Now for the hard part: using them to save mankind from itself :-).
I hope you take time to enjoy what looks like a most beautiful part of the planet, before you leave Mauritius.
Congratulations to you Rita for such support to Roz and Congratulations to Roz for such determination and on achieving so many FIRSTS!!! You both make me proud.
Don’t forget to thank yourself. All of us out here certainly appreciate the support you have given Roz and us. Filling in with blog comments to help us understand what was going on during the few rough patches along the way were a great comfort. Send our best to Roz and let her know we are ready to do whatever is needed to move her mission forward.
I took the liberty of updating the Roz Savage Wikipedia entry yesterday. Someone on the team should verify and add some details when time allows.
Joan! I have so much more to add! 🙂 Row Roz Row!… THANKS Joan!
Diana Nyad called Roz on Tuesday … http://bit.ly/DianaCall2Roz
Part 2 up now:
Hi Madam ,i came to know your daughter today itself . i met her this morning at Les mariannes, Long mountain with Videographer Mr Colin of BvpVisuals while taking photos of the Pieter Both mountain found on the Moka- Port Louis Range behind my house in mauritius . Nice to know her in person,
I congratulate her for her strong determination to save the world,for her braveness to cross the 3 big ocean. Indeed very risky and not easy at all…
On behalf of all Mauritians i congratulate her again and wish her all the best in her future endeavors
Fantastic and wonderful new records!
Rita . . . while thanking everyone, do not forget to give yourself a huge pat on the back! I’m sure the regular sat phone calls with you were an anchor for Roz when she was feeling frustrated, down, or just needing to talk. Even if the calls were about the details of the row I’m more than certain having that connection with your voice made a huge difference!
So Rita . . . take a bow right there alongside your amazing daughter!
This was posted on Roz’s facebook pages. It was sent by one of Sandra’s friends Monica~ Thank you Monica…
Roz Savage makes Woman of the Week by FemCentral (Thanks FemCentral)
http://jenniferlshelton.com/2011/10/06/roz-savage-woman-of-the-week/Row Roz Row!
and this is just cool fun~
Biolumenescent surfing in San Diego
Cheers! Rest up Roz. We did chip in for that massage correct? Let us know if you can handle another one and we will make sure that you are treated like royalty!
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant accomplishment, Roz! Congratulations on your record-breaking accomplishment – amazing and so very inspiring.
SMOKEY THE BEAR SUTRA
BY GARY SNYDER
Once in the Jurassic about 150 million years ago,
the Great Sun Buddha in this corner of the Infinite
Void gave a discourse to all the assembled elements
and energies: to the standing beings, the walking beings,
the flying beings, and the sitting beings–even the grasses,
to the number of thirteen billion, each one born from a seed,
assembled there: a Discourse concerning
Enlightenment on the planet Earth.
“In some future time, there will be a continent called
America. It will have great centers of power called
such as Pyramid Lake, Walden Pond, Mt. Rainier, Big Sur,
Everglades, and so forth; and powerful nerves and channels
such as Columbia River, Mississippi River, and
Grand Canyon. The human race in that era will get into troubles all over
its head, and practically wreck everything in spite of
its own strong intelligent Buddha-nature.”
“The twisting strata of the great mountains and the
pulsings of volcanoes are my love burning deep in the earth.
My obstinate compassion is schist and basalt and
granite, to be mountains, to bring down the rain. In that
future American Era I shall enter a new form; to cure
the world of loveless knowledge that seeks with blind hunger:
and mindless rage eating food that will not fill it.”
And he showed himself in his true form of
SMOKEY THE BEAR
A handsome smokey-colored brown bear standing on his
hind legs, showing that he is aroused and watchful.
Bearing in his right paw the Shovel that digs to the
truth beneath appearances; cuts the roots of useless attachments,
and flings damp sand on the fires of greed and war;
His left paw in the mudra of Comradely Display–indicating
that all creatures have the full right to live to their limits
and that of deer, rabbits, chipmunks, snakes, dandelions,
and lizards all grow in the realm of the Dharma;
Wearing the blue work overalls symbolic of slaves and
laborers, the countless men oppressed by a civilization that
claims to save but often destroys;
Wearing the broad-brimmed hat of the west, symbolic of
the forces that guard
the wilderness, which is
the Natural State of the Dharma and the true path of man on Earth:
all true paths lead through mountains–
With a halo of smoke and flame behind, the forest fires
of the kali-yuga, fires caused by the stupidity of those who think things
can be gained and lost whereas in truth all is contained vast
and free in the Blue Sky and Green Earth of One Mind;
Round-bellied to show his kind nature and that the great
earth has food enough for everyone who loves her and trusts her;
Trampling underfoot wasteful freeways and needless
suburbs, smashing the worms of capitalism
Indicating the task: his followers, becoming free of cars,
houses, canned foods, universities, and shoes, master the Three
Mysteries of their own Body, Speech, and Mind; and fearlessly
chop down the rotten trees and prune out the sick limbs of
this country America and then burn the leftover trash.
Wrathful but calm. Austere but Comic. Smokey the Bear will
Illuminate those who would help him; but for those who would
hinder or slander him…
HE WILL PUT THEM OUT.
Thus his great Mantra:
Namah samanta vajranam chanda maharoshana
Sphataya hum traka ham mam
“I DEDICATE MYSELF TO THE UNIVERSAL DIAMOND
BE THIS RAGING FURY BE DESTROYED”
And he will protect those who love the woods and rivers,
Gods and animals, hobos and madmen, prisoners and sick
people, musicians, playful women, and hopeful
And if anyone is threatened by advertising, air pollution, television,
or the police, they should chant SMOKEY THE BEAR’S WAR SPELL:
DROWN THEIR BUTTS
CRUSH THEIR BUTTS
DROWN THEIR BUTTS
CRUSH THEIR BUTTS
And SMOKEY THE BEAR will surely appear to put the enemy out with his
Now those who recite this Sutra and then try to put it in practice will
accumulate merit as countless as the sands of Arizona and Nevada.
Will help save the planet Earth from total oil slick.
Will enter the age of harmony of man and nature.
Will win the tender love and caresses of men, women, and beasts.
Will always have ripened blackberries to eat and a sunny spot
under a pine tree to sit at.
AND IN THE END WILL WIN HIGHEST PERFECT ENLIGHTENMENT
…thus we have heard…
(may be reproduced free forever)
What a fantastic team! Like the credits from a movie it takes a lot of dedicated hard working people to get one Roz accross three oceans.
Now it’s going to take everyone else to save the planet.
It was mentioned here before that too many people on the planet could be a bad thing but there is a country (can’t remember which, sorry) that has an aging population and low birth rate which was reported on NPR will cause them economic harm in the future. How do you win?
Congratulations from Fremantle. An amazing effort and such a long time ago you rowed away from here. A great inspiration to us all.
Mike & Joy Lefroy and all of Walker Street South Fremantle
Congratulations to you, Rita, for all of YOUR accomplishments and for being such a shining example of how to support a person with a dream.
Laurey in Asheville
This is very nice blog report from obviously one of your fans!
BEAKING NEWS: 14:10, 7 Oct 2011…
Come out Friday the 14th October, in San Francisco to greet Roz!
about Five pm ish
Most likely to happen at Greens Restaurant at Fort Mason Center.
Initial talks are proceeding nicely. Updates pending. If you live in the Bay Area, stay tuned. Please RSVP when you can.(for a head count). But expect updates here or on her facebook sites as comments from Jay Go
Cheers all! All best! ~Jay
Surfrider Foundation is proud to support Roz on her mission of ecology and sustainabilty. Join Surfrider on facebook. !
Great message Roz and thanks for the link Jay! Cheers,
Congratulations on your astonishing achievements and to all who have been a part of these adventures. On the day you arrived safely at your destination I was at the Marin Marine Mammal Center looking at the “Washed Ashore” exhibit. (Art made from junk found on the Oregon coast.) Strong message.
Your words and actions have reached far and wide and have created a ripple of change.
When reading your blogs I would always feel “yes, that’s it exactly”…from Larabars and Maisie Dobbs to environmental issues and life philosophies.
On to the next adventure. Thank you for what you are doing.
All the best, Cindy M in Marin
On Friday October 14th, 2011 at a little bit after 5pm (not coincidentally when happy-hour begins) Roz will be at Greens Restaurant at The Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. A gathering of her fans, friends, supporters and their children are encouraged to come out. Please RSVP to OutsideJay@gmail.com prior to October 13th with “Roz Confluence Party” as a subject line (so that I am able to search and respond timely with detailed information) Thanks, ~Jay Go
The Bittersweet of Autumn, my favorite time of year,with turning leaves and cool crisp air, and friendships held so dear.A little flame to light the sky. The change in air, excite!An IPA, in hand held high, we’ll toast the coming night.
Row Roz Row!
Roz Roams Podcast number 52, Safe and Sound is available by clicking the podcast button above or from iTunes, search for Roz Roams. Cheers Everyone, Stephen
Howdy Roz, While at the library I found your book Rowing the Atlantic on Friday. They have two copies. It is great! I recommend it highly to anyone who likes to read about adventure and inner journeys of the spirit and how they fit together.
Thank you for inspiring us all to do great things with our lives.
Roz recognized in Malaisia.
What goes around comes around. Favours granted accomplisments noted. 🙂
Aaaarrrrrrrr, If any youse lubbers be seein’ the ship that sailed in The Pirates of the Caribean she is in the San Francisco area for a few days. Sacramento too. Heading to Southern California later this year. I don’t think Johnny Depp is aboard though.
Also if you like kayaks and history you might check
Cheers Mateys, Stephen (not a pirate, really!)
OK Here is another article on Roz’s Rows.
CONGRATULATIONS! ALOHA FROM OREGON! WE ARE SO PROUD AND HAPPY FOR YOU!