14.04.2018 – Forbes, NSW

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Once again, we have tried to pack too much into a short time and forced to bypass many places however as a reconnaissance mission, following one of “The Gold Trails”, it was successful in viewing enough to know we need to come back and stay much longer.  But on to Forbes …

Since leaving the Yass Valley we saw vast areas of land parched from lack of water.  In the distance, the wind was blowing dust up in the air.   It’s been a very long time since  there was any decent rainfall in the area.

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We arrived in Forbes late in the day and camped in the RV Friendly free camping spot by the Lachlan River.  By the time we got ourselves organised to drive to the Cemetery in Forbes, we were walking through the Cemetery as the sun went down.  But that did not deter us in our mission to view bushranger Ben Hall’s grave!

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Having escaped the very dark Forbes Cemetery, we went to the Forbes Showgrounds to see what all the noise was about, and bought tickets to go to the Forbes Annual Rodeo.  A first for us.