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

Friday, January 30, 2009

January's Gone!

This month has flown by. We got the estimates! Ouch. We are rethinking a few of our options and looking at plan B, maybe more canned goods and fewer perishables that need to be refrigerated. Russ is also looking at more alternative energy sources. We loved the idea of a stand alone generator until we got the bid. Also getting bids for other wish list items, then we will need to prioritize what is necessary and nice. Only 8 months left.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Waiting for the Estimates

It has been a week now since we had both a canvas maker and a refrigeration expert visited the boat, take measurements for sailing bimini on the fantail and updated refrigeration/freezer respectively on Worrall Wind. We are waiting for sketches and estimates. It feels like waiting for the shoes to start dropping with all of the $ outlay we are going to start incurring. Russ finished up the mizzen furling project. Now we need to have a sailmaker come and give us estimates for a new mizzen, staysail , and two headsails on the jib furler so that we can wing-on-wing in a downwind. I think we have decided not to get a cruising spinnaker.

It's a beautiful January day in Emeryville, mild weather, no wind, crystal clear.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

Worrall Wind's Sail Plan
Ready.....July 2001 - July 2009
Set..........August 2009
Go...........September 2009 - Throw off the bowlines, take a left at the Gate!