As predicted last week, Roz Savage has completed her solo row across the Indian Ocean, arriving in Mauritius earlier today. By completing her 5000+ mile, 5 month long journey, she has become the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
Reaching this finish line will be particularly bittersweet for Roz, as she announced that she is hanging up her oars after this trip. She had very tentatively planned on rowing the Atlantic again, this time from New York to London, in 2012, but those plans have now been shelved in favor of other pursuits.
While Roz may have rowed her last ocean, something tells me we haven’t heard the last of her. She is a tireless advocate of protecting the Earth’s environments, especially the oceans, and I’m sure she’ll continue to spread that message where ever she goes.
For now, I just want to extend a hearty congratulations to Roz on another amazing accomplishment. You have been an inspiration to us all and I hope you are enjoying some relaxation back on land, good times with friends and family, and plenty of fresh food as well!