Worrall Travel R's

Worrall Travel R's
Roz and Russ

Worrall Travel R's - Kicking the Bucket List

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We are the Worrall Travel R's Roz and Russ Worrall. Our goal before we "kick the bucket" is to see as much of the world as we are able, learn about world cultures, experience making friends around the world, and share goodwill and what we learn with others. WE HOPE YOU JOIN US VIA THE BLOG ON OUR TRAVELS.

We started our world travels in 1969 in VW camper van in the USA, Canada, and Europe, but didn't actively blog about our travels until 2009 aboard our sailing vessel SV Worrall Wind, a 44 ft Nauticat Ketch.  On September 5, 2009 we left San Francisco and took a left at the Golden Gate to Explore the World.

From to Sea to Land
After almost 4 years of cruising Mexico and the South Pacific, we sold our beloved boat in Australia, 2013. The Worrall Travel R's are continuing our travels around by many other means of conveyance -boats,trains, planes, sometimes camels, elephants, rickshaws, and hot air balloons.. 

Russ is a retired engineer, optometrist, professor from U.C. Berkeley. Roz is a retired computer programmer/analyst, educator, (teacher, administrator, professional developer). 

Our Mantra:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Heading to Casablanca, Last Tour Day 9, WTRD 49, Sep 27, 2016

Heading to Casablanca

Goodbye to Chefchaouen, beautiful blue city. We could easily have stayed a few more days in our beautiful accommodations and this picturesque old city, but we head down through the rift mountains through several agricultural and rural areas. It is another long driving day.

Poor Donkey.  Either Dead or Sound Asleep with his Pack on.

Many Women and Men where Spanish Influenced Sombreros

RABAT - Capital of Morocco

Jacob the Victorious of the Unifiers began to build a huge mosque here, but died before it was finished. The pillars intended for the mosque roof are standing and the minaret does not have its top.

The property is known as the Taj Mahal of Africa is now a mausoleum. Rabat became capital in 1912. The five star flag representing the 5 pillars of Islam in 1915. The city is Famous for the wax festival (candles and decoration). It is the administrative capital, home of embassies and ministries. It is a fast way of life in this metropolitan city.

 We stop to visit the Qasbah here, stretch our legs after a long drive, and take some photos.  We are now on the Atlantic Ocean.  The weather is pleasantly fresh, a little foggy, and smells like the sea.


Casablanca dates back to 10th century. It is the white city because of the white buildings. It is the largest city in Morocco with 5 million people, and the third largest in Africa. The mosque here has the highest minaret in the world and serves as a lighthouse; the laser beams can be seen from 30 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean. The mosque holds, 100,000 people, main mosque for 95,000 men, with space for 5,000 women in separate section.

We arrive in the outskirts of Casablanca around 5:00 pm but it takes us an hour in rush hour to reach the city center where we visited the mosque. The mosque in the setting sun is beautiful.

We make a quick stop at Rick's Cafe, to take a photo. Now we will have to see the movie Casablanca.

Our Friendship Force group spent our last evening together giving accolades to our tour guide Ali and driver Abdul. They are an incredible tour team and have represented themselves and the friendliness and culture of their country extremely well.

Tomorrow, WTRD 50, we start our homeward bound trip. This is the last blog until our next adventure. So in the immortalized line from the movie Casablanca,

"Here's looking at you kid."

All is Well with the Worrall Travel R's in Morocco heading home.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Chefchaouen - The Beautiful "Blue City", Tour Day 8, WTRD 48, September 26, 2016

Today is Russ's Birthday!  Happy, happy day. Hard to be "Blue" on your birthday, but today happy and blue go together as we are in the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen, Morocco. 

Not a lot to write about, as we spent a leisurely day wandering around, dunking in the pool, and celebrating Russ's Birthday.
Are the Smurfs at home?

 Ali brought a birthday cake to the table after our meal.
Enjoy the photos from the town that uses blues, greens, and purples to create a stunning visual of what might be a pretty tired looking 14th century town with narrow streets.  The paint pigment  brings out the artist in everyone.

Friends around the table

All is Well With the Worrall Travel R's in Chefchaouen, Morocco.