Monday, May 05, 2008

Look at this!

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That gash of emerald green is the Chubut Valley in Patagonia, and Gaiman is one of the small Welsh-speaking towns near the Atlantic coast. When the Welsh got there in 1865 it was all desert (like the land around it still is now) but then, due to a woman called Hannah Jenkins, they managed to irrigate the narrow valley floor, and as a result grew bumper crops. I am astonished at how vividly this can be seen on google maps.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is very cool.

Mon May 05, 10:52:00 pm  
Blogger Kay Cooke said...

That's kind of thrilling - very, very inspiring I've no doubt.

Wed May 07, 09:02:00 am  

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