10 Apr 2007

We took a trip to Kempton in the south of the island to visit my brother and his family for my niece's 18th birthday.

On the way we stopped to stretch our legs in Ross, home to many convict built buildings and deep in the heart of sheep grazing country. If you had any doubt that we are experiencing a drought one look at the sandy dry earth and the stark dry landscape would soon convince you.

Although the Midlands always dries off towards the end of summer it just felt so dry that if it did rain the water would just run off in to the river without penetrating the soil at all.

We took a look at the convict built Wesleyan Church, built in 1837. It was very peaceful and beautiful.

The sun was streaming through the stained glass windows which added to the feeling of being in a sanctuary away from the tourist visiting Tassie for Easter.

We also inspected the old stables built into the side of a hill....

and surrounded by dry stone walls.

Ofcourse we had to maintain our strength by chomping on Easter eggs.

The birthday lunch was a lovely family celebration in a beautiful setting with plenty of good food and wine. I don't think I'll be feeling hungry for a few days.

5 Responses to “Family”

  1. Looks like a nice time! The windows are beautiful, thank you so much for including them in your post. Church architecture and decor is most intersting to me.

  2. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time, especially chompong eggs!

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  4. Sounds like u had a great time Jenny....i love stopping at all the little towns, and Ross is one of my favurites, its so sad the highway bypasses such wonderful treasures!!!

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely trip into "Cascade" country :)


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