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

Rocked to Sleep - Nice to be Aboard, WTRD 26, Sunday, September 4

Malama - In the Middle

Rocked to Sleep - Nice to be Aboard

We sleep in again today, check out at noon leaving our bags at the apartment, hang out in a local restaurant until 3:00, and try to find our boat.  Either we have totally lost our map reading skills or the drawn arrow on the map where the boat was supposed to be moored was incorrect.  Finally we call our skipper's number and he directs us to the correct location, however, the boat wouldn't be ready for us to board until 4:00. We hung out some more in the apartment lobby until 4:00 and our Airbnb host drove us to the port which we actually could have walked, but the ride was much appreciated.

Meet the Crew

We met our Skipper Rory and First Mate Cassandra (Cass), a young couple from the UK 

and France, and Chris from the UK, one of the other passengers.  

The four other passengers were out sight seeing.  After dinner out, we returned to the boat, a Jeanneau 52.5, 1998.  There are four staterooms, set up for eight.  There are seven us, one man (Chris), two women friends (Debra and Lynne) together from the UK

and a young couple (Matias - Matty  and Natalia - Natty) from Chile.

We are in the port stern stateroom, under the cockpit area.  It's roomy enough.  Our medium size gear bag fits under the Saloon table and looks dwarfed by the bag Natty brought.  We had arranged our stuff so we could park the bigger bag all week with never opening it.  The other stuff fit well into the lockers.  Stressed for nothing.  No worries mate.  We're aboard!

All is Well With the Worrall Travel R's Rocking to Sleep

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