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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Arrived Safely In Australia

G'Day from Oz!

It took us about 24 from Weimar to arrive at Scarborough Marina in Brisbane.  We cleared customs in Sydney where it was pouring a warm rain.  It was like stepping into a sauna.  Fortunately, we made a domestic transfer without having to go outside.

When we arrived in Brisbane, the sun was out and it was nearly 90 degrees.  After retrieving our luggage, we picked up our rental car and quickly peeled off the jackets, turtlenecks, socks, and long pants.  We stopped for a fish and chips lunch (ate half and brought the rest back for dinner), picked up a few groceries, and arrived at the boat about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, or about 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, in North America.  We lost a day.  The mysteries of traveling west across the dateline into the future.

Worrall Wind is doing fine.  Other than being surrounded by hoards of blue bottle jelly fish and brown water from rain run off, all looks good.  The boat was dry inside (that's a good thing considering the amount of rain fall Brisbane has had) hot, and stuffy when we opened her up.  But there has been a nice breeze blowing through the boat as we unpacked our gear.  We'll have to get used to the rocking again.

Neither of us wants to go to bed until it gets dark, but it is daylight savings time here and the sun is pretty hight in the sky at 6:30 p.m.  Our bodies still think it's about midnight on Tuesday.  We are exhausted not having slept well on the plane, squeezed like sardines in a huge air bus, and the girl sitting next to me had a horrible cold and cough!  Geez!  Most of the time air travel results in a head cold for me.  This time, I'll know the culprit.  I've been taking vitamin C like crazy. Oh well.  No more planes for a while.

Tomorrow we start to plan our next couple of months and search for a camper van.  The adventure continues.  Will keep you posted.

All is Well with the 2 Sail R's on SV Worrall Wind.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Joyous Reunions - Sad Goodbyes

We've been in America now for almost three months and have enjoyed every moment of our "Worrall Wind" trip from sea to shining sea.   Our time has been well spent with family and friends.  With the exception of a few folks who missed our camera, we will treasure our memorable photographs of this past holiday season.

Russ and I are truly grateful for all of you who took the time to see see us and be with us during the last three months.  We've gained a few pounds while we have been home.  Thank you to all of you who fed us so well while we were here and filled our cups with your love and hospitality.  Thank you for letting us share our journey with you.

Please keep in touch with us, and we will keep in touch with you as we resume our travels around the world.  Next stop, Australia.

All is well with the 2 Sail R's soon to be reunited with Worrall Wind.