Sunday, June 6, 2010

Good News - This Person Finished Her Amazing Oceanic Achievement

From an article in today's London Daily Mail:

A British environmentalist has become the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, covering 8,000 miles in a 23ft boat. Thousands turned out to welcome Roz Savage, 42, as she rowed her boat Brocade to Madang in Papua New Guinea on Friday.

‘I’m already starting to think about the next one.’ said Miss Savage, from London, who has previously crossed the Atlantic in 103 days and uses her trips to promote environmental causes.

The Pacific row was designed to raise awareness about climate change and plastic debris polluting the ocean.

Her arrival marked the end of the final leg of the expedition. She had set off on April 19 from the tiny South Pacific nation of Kiribati. The first stage in 2008 saw her rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii. Last year she completed the second leg, from Hawaii back to Kiribati.

Here's a YouTube from Ms. Savage's website:

I've written to her, to congratulate her, suggesting she get in touch with Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman, possibly combining their information, goals and presentations, sometime in the future.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonder if she looked like that before all her rowing?