That’s what British adventurer Roz Savage is doing. I came across her name for the first time a few weeks ago when I was reading The Crossing, Ben Fogle and James Cracknell’s book of their journey rowing in the Atlantic Rowing Race, an immensely tough race in which competitors, as you can probably guess, row across the Atlantic. Savage was mentioned in passing as someone who tackled the race single-handedly rather than in a pair or a four as almost every other competitor was.
Then I saw her name again the other day, in an article recounting that she had been forced to make land after her watermaker broke part way across the Indian Ocean. It turns out she is trying to become the first woman to row the biggest three oceans in the world. She has already crossed the Atlantic (in 2005) and the Pacific (in three separate stages, beginning in 2008 and ending in 2010) and the Indian Ocean is the last of the three.
Savage uses her journeys to throw light on environmental issues such as trying to reduce the amount of plastic which ends up in the sea.
It’s good news, then, that she is now able to resume her travels, having fixed the watermaker. Good luck Roz!