Worrall Travel R's - Kicking the Bucket List
- 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
Sunday, March 13, 2011
After 2 months in the South Island of New Zealand, we are spending our last night in the port town of Picton where we started off on January 18, 2011. The time has flown by. Signs of fall are in the air here. Apples and hops are being harvested and the undersides of New Zealand's symbolic fern is turning silver. We've enjoyed the beauty here and the people. It was appropriate to end our last few days here with a trip to Farewell Spit and Cape Farewell.
Our trip here was the day of the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. What a terrible catastrophe for the people in that region. Because of the geography of Farewell Spit and the protected bays of Nelson and Abel Tasman, folks here were not too concerned about the Tsunami warnings for NZ in this area. Nevertheless, we did not sleep well on our beach side camp that night.
From Lake Wanaka we worked our way north up the west coast enjoying beautiful headlands, glaciers, river valleys, blowholes, pancake rocks, suspension bridges, gold mines, coal mines, black swans, and waterfalls. One of the highlights of our last week here was a kayaking on the Queen Charlotte Sound. We leave tomorrow on the ferry to the North Island and our last month in New Zealand. Enjoy the captioned slideshow above or full screen on our Picasa Web Album.
All is well with the 2 Sail R's.