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

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Beautiful Sunset in Chora on the Island of iOS - WTRD 31, Friday, September 9

Floor Mosaic of Black and White Stones

Beautiful Sunset in Chora on the Island of Ios

The morning was cool warming by 10:00 as we got underway to Ios.  Ios is the home of Homer's mother and he is entombed here.  We stopped for a long lunch and swim in small cove on the northwest side of Ios.

Cass preparing lunch
After lunch we motored around the peninsula to the port of Chora.  The town itself is on the other side of the mountain.  Russ and I lingered on the boat until 6:00 pm, drinking wine, and reading our books.  Finally, we caught a local bus that climbed the mountain for us.  Once on the ridge, there was a small valley and another hill behind that.  The old, windy walkways of stairs and paths led up to the windmills on one side and the church on the other.

We chose the windmill path, explored that and hoped we could see the sunset from there, but we could not.  Retracing our steps, we asked a person who was trying to entice us into his restaurant where the best place was for a sunset photo.  He directed us up to the church.  Ugh!   It was 7:15.  Sunset would be about 7:30.  We really had to chug up the hundreds of stairs to the church.
We made it! 

Waiting for the sunset.  Natalia and Matias, lower right

There were probably 30 other people at the upper level of the church and surrounding rocks  including Natty and Matty from our crew.  We had a beautiful panoramic view. 

The sunset was nice but a bit disappointing as the sun set behind a layer of clouds. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful experience sitting high over the port enjoying the last rays of the day.  Tomorrow is our last full day and night aboard the Malma.

Russ and I decided to walk down the steps to the port, but along the way we met up with Rory, Cass, and Chris in an Italian restaurant and joined them for dinner.  Then we walked down the hill, took cool showers, and are just turning in.

All is Well With the Worrall Travel R's in Ios.

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