© 2014 Nina Courtney Wagaman

Nearly twelve months have rolled under Zuzu’s wheels since we last posted an update. It is plain we have some catching up to do! For six of those months, Miss Trilly was lounging in her Summer Palace in Oregon while we floated around British Columbia on our boat. Zuzu is our tow vehicle, of course. Our ’99 Isuzu Trooper serves in other ways when not towing Miss Trilly. He hauls gear to Roche Harbor, Washington, where our boat is moored October through April, and back to California in the Fall once we’ve put Rikki-tikki-tavi to bed after a season of cruising. So, once again, we apologize for the time away from chronicling adventures with our vintage Trillium.

Within a few weeks of retrieving our sweet girl in October, we set off for our annual winter exploration on land. Departing for points south and east on the day before Thanksgiving, we returned over six weeks later on the eleventh of January. Zuzu wheeled us over roads, mostly paved though some not, for a total of 4,244 miles–all the way to White Sands NM and back! The route we chose was our own impromptu version of the popular American Southwest Grand Circle Tour, though it is less popular with travelers in the winter for obvious reasons. It is cold in the high desert!

We are now immersed in cataloguing over 4,000 photographs, choosing our favorites, and decreasing the number suitable for sharing. Soon, new photo albums for this season’s travel will be added to our Winters Are For Wandering website. In the meantime, we have created a Google Map of the places we visited. Enjoy the tour!

Happy travels,
Clark & Nina