The Voyage: Roz Savage
Blue Movies?
13 Jun 2007, Woodside, California

I was honoured and delighted to be invited to be a Blue Ambassador for the BLUE Project. And still am. Just faintly perturbed about the idea of "Blue Video". I freely admit that ocean rowers do it naked, but....

Onto matters of more significance: Hawaii and ocean conservation. I've recently been put in touch with some good environmental contacts in the fair isles of Hawaii, and in honour of their efforts have set up a new website page. If anybody knows of any other good, Hawaii-specific articles or environmental organizations that should be added to this page, please let me know.

[Photo: another environmental horror story - see here for details]

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New Radio Interviews
12 Jun 2007, Woodside, California

A couple of recent radio interviews have now been added to my Gallery - check them out here.

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Powerful Video
11 Jun 2007, Woodside, California

I highly recommend this video, presenting a knockout argument on climate change.

Meanwhile, I've got the weather on my mind in a much more mundane way - trying to ensure that my getaway from the California coast is as safe as possible, and trying to avoid the fate of Erden Eruc. [Has he got away yet? No update on his website.]

I've been talking with various local experts:
Gordy Nash, sailor, boat designer and former open water rower - expert on local tides and weather conditions
Bob Roper - open water swimmer and coach, expert on local weather and safety procedures
Jeffrey Paduan - oceanographer, expert on Californian currents
Plus of course my guys at the Royal Navy, who will be providing my weather forecasts for me while I am on the Pacific.

I am tracking weather patterns from now until my departure. I'll be on standby from 9th July onwards, waiting for the optimum moment to depart. The first 200 miles will be nerve-wracking - after that I can relax. Or as much as it's possible to relax while rowing 8 hours a day.

New web pages coming soon, with lots of info about my departure plan, intended route, and safety measures. Keep watching!

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River of Rubbish
10 Jun 2007, Woodside, California

This is what we are fighting - rivers flow into oceans, and there the rubbish remains until it biodegrades or, in the case of plastic, doesn't. With plastic, it just builds up and builds up - until maybe one day our oceans will look as bad as these rivers. Let's hope not - let's hope people take note and take action.

Click here for the full story.

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