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, December 19, 2015

Count Down to Antarctica and South America -2016

It's been awhile since our last adventure.  We have spent the last year planning and preparing for the NEXT BIG ADVENTURE, which is a three month journey....first to Antarctica on an expedition boat for two weeks,

then a flight to Patagonia trekking and boating in Argentina and Chili,

Another flight to Easter Island, Chili

Brazil and the Amazon Jungle and River.

Then we are off to Peru

and sailing in the Galapagos Islands for two weeks on a small catamaran.

We hope to see all of the sights above  (stock photos) and have the opportunity to personally photograph many wonderful experiences.    And it begins in January of 2016, which is summer in Antarctica.    We are excited, a  little anxious about Drake's passage to Antarctica and yellow fever mosquitos in Brazil, but certainly prepared to go.

We are immunized against yellow fever, our visas are ready, our cameras are poised with batteries and empty SD cards , we have our arsenal of travel medications including scopolamine patches for the passage across the often treacherous Drake's Passage,  and our bags are almost packed.

Once again we tried to limit our luggage to just carry ons, but let's be real, it's pretty difficult to pack for the below freezing conditions in Antarctica and the steamy, mosquito infested jungle of the Amazon; boots, thermals, jackets, rain gear, mosquito nets, bathing suits, repellant, sunblock, cameras, binoculars, water purification, snorkel gear, water sandals, and the list goes on.  So it looks like we will have one shared 28" shared rolling duffle bag under 50 lbs. , two 22"  carry ons, and two personal items (small backpacks).  It is certainly more than we would like to lug, but still quite conservative to what most travelers carry for just a weekend.  So I think we are ready....until we get there and discover we have forgotten something.

We hope you will join us from your armchair as we visit these wonderful places on Earth.  Stay Tuned!