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Forth to Ross

Wednesday 19 February 2014

The forecast for today was cloudy and windy with showers later. The temperature range was 10 to 26 degrees, but so far no sign of any showers.

We had packed up and hitched up last night so we had a lazy breakfast and got away about 10:15 am. We made a short detour to Evandale to empty the holding tanks, and arrived at the Ross Caravan Park at about 1:15 pm. We booked in for one night and were allocated a fairly long site (No. 17), which allowed us to stay hitched up. Still very windy at Ross and none of the vans have their awnings out.

After lunch we went for a walk around the town for a few photos, and to check out the dinner menu at the Man O' Ross Hotel, it seems that some-one has an anniversary but it is so long ago that we cannot remember! The township of Ross was founded as a garrison in 1812, and it was gazetted as a town in 1821, and has many Georgian buildings dating from the 1830s. The Ross Bridge was built by convicts in 1836. The main intersection in the town is humorously referred to as the "Four Corners of Ross" with each corner having a label; Temptation: the Man O' Ross Hotel; Recreation: the Ross Town Hall; Salvation: the Roman Catholic Church; and Damnation: the Ross Gaol (now a private residence).

Ross Bridge - Circa 1836

Ross Bridge - Circa 1836

Hobart Town - 69 miles

Hobart Town - 69 miles

Ross Uniting church - Circa 1885

Ross Uniting church - Circa 1885

Man O' Ross Hotel - Circa 1836

Man O' Ross Hotel - Circa 1836

Ross Town Gaol - now a private residence

Ross Town Gaol - now a private residence

Ross Town Hall behind the War Memorial

Ross Town Hall behind the War Memorial

Ross Post Office

Ross Post Office

Christopher Hall's colonial cottage

Christopher Hall's colonial cottage

St John's Anglican Church - Circa 1868

St John's Anglican Church - Circa 1868

Posted by TwoAces 02:38

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