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

Monday, September 12, 2016

On Land Again - Perissa and Fira, Santorini WTRD 33 and 34, September 11-12, 2016

On Land Again - Perissa and Fira, Santorini

Sunday, September 11

Russ and I were packed and ready to jump ship by 8:00 am when breakfast was served. We said our goodbyes, disembarked at 8:50, walked to the pickup point, and were met by the van from Honeymoon Beach Hotel.  

Our driver and owner of the hotel, loaded us into the van and we were in Perissa and installed in our very nice accommodations by 9:30.  

Downstairs, we have a small kitchen and dining/sitting area with bathroom, and doors that open up to patios with table and chairs.  Upstairs is a bedroom with queen bed and a single.

We spend the day doing laundry, working on the blog (me), swimming in the pool, eating moussaka for dinner, and taking a moonlight walk along the ocean front.  We are in a great location to relax.

Monday, September 12

This morning we caught the local bus to Fira.

 This is the town we saw while swimming in the caldera a few days ago high up on the cliffs.  The bus ride takes about 30 minutes and passes by several vineyards that look quite different than those in California. 

 There is so little water here, that the vines are swirled in a circle on the ground and are watered only by nature, the scant rain and the ocean dew that forms at night.  It is incredible that these plant survive, and produce grapes.

We spent our morning walking the pedestrian paths in Fira, visiting churches, 


enjoying the beautiful vistas, 

and watching people on donkeys ride up the steep hill 

or take a cable car 

from the port at the bottom of the cliffs.  Russ and I ate lunch and returned to the Honeymoon Beach Hotel, where we packed and weighed our bags, relaxed, swam, and I backed up photos.

Tomorrow morning at 5:15 am we leave for the airport in Santorini and fly via Athens, and Madrid, to Marrakesh, Morocco.

All is Well with the Worrall Travel R's - Our Last Night in  the Cyclades Islands, Greece

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