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

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Equinox - Glorious Spring

Now that the ski season is wrapping up, we are spending more time at the boat. The Bay Area is a riot of spring color and reminds us that summer and fall are just around the corner. Only 5 months before we take off! In the last couple of months we have been making plans for the bimini, refrigeration system, energy capture, sails, and standing rigging replacement, digitizing photos, films, and music that we want on our voyage, and studying for technician class ham license. I've been learning how to make Greek Yogurt in my crockpot along with a lot of other low carb recipes. I hope this can transfer over to using a a dutch oven in a solar oven. This should work for most high temperature recipes but probably not for the yogurt. In the meantime, I've been buying air tight containers to store provisions. It hasn't been an idle winter.

Major work on and for the boat will begin in April and hopefully will be complete by the beginning of July when Russ and I will phase out of our jobs and retire. Then we can complete the finishing touches before our journey. Unfortunately, I doubt that we will be doing much sailing before we head out the Gate and head south. We do plan to attend the boat show in April and will sign up for the Baja Ha Ha in May.