ROZ - THE ARRIVAL ...#109
SHE IS NEARLY THERE!!!! FIVE MILES TO GO!!
JUNE 2nd - 60 miles to go .....
MAY 18th - THE PLASTIC OCEAN
"The most notable thing about today was the amount of plastic trash I saw littering the ocean. Today was the worst I have ever seen it. I saw about 30 individual recognisable pieces: plastic bottles, yogurt pots, bits of packaging. There is something deeply upsetting about seeing a beautiful blue ocean glinting in the sunshine marred by a plastic bottle bobbing along on the surface.
I would love to see a ban on all plastic drinks bottles. It is easy enough to avoid using plastic water bottles just buy a Brite water filter and keep refilling your own reusable water bottle. But what about the other drinks, even health drinks like . . . .ies . which come in plastic bottles? I hate the hypocrisy of selling a drink that is supposedly good for your body packaged in a substance which is trashing the planet. After all, beer and wine comes in glass bottles, so why can’t everything else? Maybe we should boycott all other drinks and just drink beer and wine.
Do you think this would catch on as a campaign?
SAVE THE WORLD DRINK BEER!!"
Roz has reached the South Pacific Islands and is struggling to say away from land and boats.
You can see how close she is to the finish. Thanks to favourable southerly winds she has crossed the last stage much quicker than she thought she would. She needs to get around the island called NEW BRITAIN ~(who knew there was an island called that!) and then into MADANG on Papua New Guinea.
STAGE 3 (2010): The Pacific Islands to Australia (2324 statute miles, course 252 degrees)
I spent some time last evening reading through Roz's blog.
The amount it is going to cost her to complete this epic voyage has to be found from donations.
What Roz set out to do is to bring the plight of the Pacific Islands to the attention of all the World. She has been willing to push herself to extremes that some of us would never even dream about. She has starved when her food has run out, she has rowed until there is no skin left on her hands, (or bottom), she has burnt, froze, been subjected to hurricanes (remember DELTA in 2005), and all to raise awareness in others.
She walked from London to Copenhagen carrying a large "blow-up" replica of the Earth full of signatures to present to the World leaders at the Earth Summit meeting last year.
What small return can we give?
Well, if you feel like giving a small donation there is a very simple way to do it on her blog.
If you open the link to her blog you will see a
"GO ROZ GO" Fundraiser, on the right hand side. If you have a paypal account you can donate any amount from $1 upwards. ......(this will be converted into your own currency on payment - mine was) .....with just a few simple clicks :))
GO ROZ GO !!!!!!
Link to Roz's Blog
Link to the ROZ tracker