Rower Roz Savage tells tale of ocean crossing in Falmouth
With steadfast determination a lone rower powers her way through the azure waters under warm skies.
This is Roz Savage on one of her nautical adventures passing Diamond Head just before arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii, after rowing across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco.
Roz carved her name in the history books by becoming the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.
And now she is to share her incredible adventures in a talk at Falmouth's Maritime Museum later this month.
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Roz will take to the podium in the Cornish harbour town to give her "Storms, Solitude and Soul-Searching" lecture.
The 45-year-old holds four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row three oceans.
She has rowed more than 15,000 miles, taken around five million oar strokes, and spent cumulatively more than 500 days of her life at sea in a 23ft rowboat.
Before giving it all up for a thrill-packed life, Roz worked as a management consultant in London for 11 years.
Since embarking on her first ocean challenge in 2005, she has braved 20ft waves and been capsized three times in 24 hours.
Along the way she has encountered whales, dolphins, sharks and turtles.
Roz, who was born in Cheshire, said she tries to use her experiences to inspire others into action to battle the environmental challenges the world faces.
She said: "Rowing the Atlantic was, without a doubt, the hardest thing I had ever done.
"I'd wanted to get out of my comfort zone, and that, by definition, is an uncomfortable place to be. Physically, it was tough, but psychologically it was even tougher."
Roz who took up rowing at University College, Oxford, said the oceans could prove intimidating.
She said: "The ocean is scary and it's daunting and most of the time I wanted to give up. But no matter how hard it got, I always believed that the only thing worse than carrying on would be to quit."
To book tickets for the event on January 30 at 6.30pm ring 01326 214546.