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

Labor Day Anniversary - 7 years ago! WTRD 27, Monday, September 5

Happy Labor Day

This is the seventh anniversary of the beginning of our Sea Adventure to the Australia. 
September 5, 2009 - We Hung a Left at the Golden Gate
So it is appropriate for us to be sailing again.  After a lazy morning, coffee and breakfast in the cockpit, and last minute provisioning to replace the bottles of wine drunk last night, we were underway by 11:30.  There is a gentle breeze, the motor is on and the jib is out.  Whoo Hoo!

We have Greek salad for lunch with fresh bread, and tuck into a cove on the southwest end of Nisos Kea for a mid afternoon swim in crystal clear blue water.  

There is an option to visit a hot spring at our mooring destination in Loutra on the island Kythnos, so we wrap up the swim, pull the anchor and continue to head southward.

Loutra is a small sun drenched seaside village.  White flat top buildings climb barren mountains and the restaurant tables run right into the bay.  

At the end of the bay, a channel of thermal spring water runs into a little rock dam off the shore mixing with the cooler salt water.  We enjoy a lovely sit as the sun sinks behind us in the west.  

We return to the boat, shower, and take a stroll through some of the towns back streets and find a family harvesting their grapes.  The give us some of their grapes and invite us back next year for the wine.

Our group eats at a local restaurant inches from the water  The wine flows along with Greek salad, calamari, garlic olive oil bread, fried sheep cheese, moussaka, and lamb casserole with lemon.  It's been a beautiful day.

All is Well With the Worrall Travel R's in the Lovely Village of Loutra.

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