Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cromell, New Zealand

4 Dec. 2009
The fiddleheads are just opening up here, and there are peonies and  columbine in the forests. It's nice to have a second spring.  We stopped in Cornwall and they have a preserved historic section of very old buildings from the town in 1835 to 1880. When they build the dam the flooding increased the riverbed and the town decided to preserve buildings.  There are quite a few buildings.   This town too, was founded on the gold rush, but settlers quickly moved in.  It is still not big, but the wine industry is booming here and there are wineries all over.