Goodbye, gorgeous California

Tonight, we get on a plane and head off to Australia. We’ll hopefully be back in the US in a few weeks for the American section of our World Tour and we’ll even be back EVER SO BRIEFLY in SF, but to all intents and purposes, this is it. This is us leaving California and leaving our much-loved American life.

In January, we visited Fort Ross, an old Russian trading post up on the Sonoma Coast and I heard a quote that struck me so much I emailed the Visitor Centre asking them if they could send it to me. These are the words of Alexander Gavrilovitch Rotchev, the last manager of the Fort, before it was closed forever. He and his family loved their Californian life and as he prepared to return to Russia in 1841 he said this.

‘What an enchanting land is California!…I passed the best years of my life there, and I reverently carry the memory of those days in my soul’

I cannot think of a better way to say all that my heart feels right now.

SF mt tam


Goodbye,beautiful darling California. Thank you for everything.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. 😢 Bonne chance. Enjoy your world tour, et à bientôt. Bisous

  2. ErinAMG says:

    It’s my huge loss that I never got to meet you while you lived here. Sad face :/. I hope you have an amazing Carmen Sandiego lifestyle for the next few months! I’m excited to follow along 🙂 lots of love girlfriend.

  3. paulettezf says:

    Goodbye and best of luck with everything! Enjoy the traveling – sounds so amazing. We will miss you!

  4. Nicola Johnson says:

    Safe travelling and welcome to your next adventure!! xx

  5. Laura says:

    Good luck in your next adventures! I hope you’ll still be writing about so I can follow along from California!

  6. Angela says:

    So much love ❤ ❤ ❤

  7. bt says:

    Bittersweet! We’ll miss you.

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