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, April 30, 2013

Hello America! - Our New Land Yacht

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Spring and Summer in North America

After nearly 4 years of cruising in the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Australia, the Worrall Travel R's are changing gears for a few months to do some land cruising on terra firm.

We know that for some of you who have been following our sea adventures, land cruising will seem a bit boring; for us too we fear.  But we are excited about taking to the road for a while.  I just bought a new Canon EOS Rebel T4i and am looking forward to capturing some great photos.  If you are inclined to do so, we invite you to continue following the blog.

We also purchased a new land yacht, 2007 Trailblazer 5th wheel,  and will be heading out of California next week to re-examine our own continent of North America.

Our tentative "sail" Trailblazing plan, is to leave California and head south into  Nevada, visiting the historic Ghost Town of Bodie, and then through Death Valley to Las Vegas to visit our daughter Abby and her husband Neal,

After that we will go wherever the trail leads, irrespective of the wind direction or sea state, until we get to the east coast of the US.  We will however continue to watch the weather for tornadoes and coastal hurricanes.    Once in Vermont where our son Garyn and his wife Jessica live, we will head north to Nova Scotia and back to California across the northern US and Canada back to Colfax by Fall of 2013, hopefully in time for the America Cup finals in San Francisco Bay.

If you are among the dozens of traveling acquaintances and friends we have made and think we will be coming through your neck of the woods or would like us to come your way, let us know.  We'd love to see you if we can manage it. You can email us @ our gmail acccount: WorrallTravelRs.

Winter and Spring of 2014

We are working on the bucket list.  Family health and finances permitting, our next three tentative adventures after our land cruising will be Antarctica (flying and adventure cruising), China, and Russia (via the trans China train) followed by a road trip from Finland (camper van) through Eastern Europe to Turkey.

Want to join us more than vicariously?  If you think you too would like to do this type of traveling, contact us and perhaps we can link up on an adventure.  Some of these adventures we will be organizing independently or contracting with a tour agency.

Thank you and our best regards to all of you who have followed us and cheered us on through our sailing adventures.  Who knows we could find ourselves on the water again.  The Med is still calling us as are those canal boats in France.  Cheers!

All is Well with the Worrall Travel R's