The Voyage: Roz Savage
The Front Fell Off
27 Apr 2008, Cheshire, England

This video would be hilarious if it wasn't so painfully true... Unfortunately too many people regard the ocean as being "outside the environment" - and out of sight is out of mind.

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Now THAT'S What I Call A Rowboat
22 Apr 2008, London, UK

A contact in Pago Pago, American Samoa, sent me this link to a video of their longboats in action. American Samoa may well be on my itinerary as I cross the Pacific - and these longboats look like something I have to try. I bet they go FAST - or a lot faster than my usual sedate 2 knots, anyway!!

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SolLife - Living La Vida Solar
20 Apr 2008, London, UK

I love working with sponsors who share my philosophy on life and a responsible attitude towards the environment. One such company is SolLight, who have provided me with several of their ingenious solar powered products for my boat, the Brocade.

They have just created an exciting new section of their website - an online community of people who live the SolLife - active, environmentally-conscious individuals who love to play outside. Follow the link to join the community, or to tell your stories of somebody you know who epitomizes the SolLife lifestyle.

And while you're there, check out their products. The Lightcaps and Raillights are especially cool!

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Anywhere The Wind Goes...
18 Apr 2008, London, UK

Another good question received via email: "Where would it go if you didn't row? I mean after you were clear of the West coast."

The answer is that I would drift towards Hawaii - but very slowly. Last year I asked the experts to run the figures through OSCURS, the ocean currents modeling software, and this is what they came up with. This is the route that my boat would have taken if I had set out from San Francisco in 2005.

In the real world, I hope to get there significantly faster. I'll be rowing 8-12 hours a day. After all, there's not much else to do once I get out there!

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