Berwick and Wolfville

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  1. 1. Description
  2. 2. Landmarks
    1. 2.1 Wolfville
    2. 2.2 Berwick
  3. 3. Sources
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General

Region Seabreeze Brink
Territory Overgrowth Sunrise
Major Waterways Bay of Fundy
Size ?? sq km / ?? sq mi

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1.  Description

Two towns and their surrounding farmlands once made up the majority of this area, among the most fertile lands in all of Nova Scotia. Higher ridges of elevation surround this valley depression, with the Annapolis River running through its entirety.

2.  Landmarks

2.1  Wolfville

East of Berwick, along the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy, Wolfville sits at the mouth of the Annapolis River. Human activity is in evidence everywhere around this long-abandoned shoreside town. Time is taking its toll on the buildings, with windows shattered by passing storms or vandals. Here and there trees are found growing out of roads and houses alike. Positioned in the middle of Wolfville, the town square was once a well kept park -- it is a prominent feature of Wolfville, with a circle of stone benches and a gazebo.

The small Harbour of Wolfville sits in the Bay of Fundy, completely empty twice a day due to the pull of the tides in the Bay of Fundy. Once a popular tourist spot, the town's remaining shops are filled with all sorts of odds and ends, and the suburban homes still stand, though the town has been silent for years. A landfill lies to the west of the town, filled in over the years with soil and sand from the surrounding areas. The misshapen lump on the earth has yet to be colonized by trees or shrubbery -- but grass has begun to grow on the bare earth again, a decidedly good sign.

Churchill House

Churchill House is a historic house, museum and community centre located in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. The house was built in 1860 by a noted Hantsport shipbuilder. The well preserved Victorian Italianate house boasts emphatic eaves (the edge of a roof, projected beyond the side of the building so they can carry rain water away) supported by corbels (a structural, bracketing piece of stone jutting from the walls, meant to carry weight). The roofs are flat with a wide projection. A tower is even incorporated into the house's architecture, taller than the rest and housing the master bedrooms. Though most of the house was restored in 1978, the master bedroom remained closed and decaying. Though the tower is structurally sound, the upper reaches are musty, with innards covered in peeling wallpaper and cracked paint. The furniture in this part of the Churchhill house is rotting or has rotted away.

2.2  Berwick

To the west, the small town of Berwick hunkers along the headwaters of the Annapolis River. Little more than a main street and its accompany residential boulevards, much of the towns surrounding areas have become overrun by the wild. Former orchards, farms, and vineyards are slowly becoming wild forests again, enveloping the little town. The old Victorian construction still stands amongst the encroaching forest, but the creeping vines and saplings promise to devour all trace of humanity, given enough time. With more houses and fewer shops, Berwick seems to have been a quiet place. Most activities seem to have been agricultural; the town is certainly more rural than its larger suburban counterpart.

King's County Museum

Located in the town of Berwick, this brick and sandstone building is a museum, once exploring the history of the surrounding area. Ornate in decoration and still housing a number of historical implements, the museum is a particularly attractive destination for any Luperci seeking to discover information about the humans in the surrounding areas.

Saint Pepin's Vineyards

Just to the west of Berwick, Saint Pepin's Vineyards are marked with forest and overgrowth. The Saint Pepin grape grows virulently over these hillsides, the remainder of what was once a well-outlined, organized vineyard. There are a few buildings scattered around the compound -- and despite standing for over a hundred years, they are sturdy and contain many relics of the times when they were in use. Behind the vineyards, an overgrown orchard of apples. The neat rows of older trees are still apparent -- but their younger counterparts, spawned from fruits and seeds dropped over the years, grow in wild disarray between them.

3.  Sources

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