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Today we travelled to Anzac Cove. It was a particularly moving experience with some in our group having family who either perished or survived the 1915 campaign. It is a very special place and all gathered were very respectful of the place and occasion. Staying is a nice looking hotel tonight with 2 pools adjacent to the Dardanels. Beautiful sunset across the ...
... it off on the beach.
We were alone on the beach apart from a boat pilot who works 4 days on and 8 off and came for a swim. He told us that the shipping was restricted today (hence was quite) as an LNG gas ship was travelling through the area and later on indeed we saw it steaming through. We gave him a cup of tea on the beach using the Kelly Kettle which he likened to a samovar.
... because it was deserted, but later realized that there just aren't any other tourists
6. we are the ONLY guests at our hotel
7. there is little bargaining power when you are the only guests, because if we weren't there, the owner would get the night off
8. we were chased down a street by a dear old grandmother who tried to get us to rent her daughter's spare room (we had already rented our other place for the ...
... those who had come so far from home.
Then we hopped back on the buses and climbed the hills to the Lone Pine Memorial. mainly there for commemorating Australian involvement. Lone Pine is to them what Chunuk Bair is to us.
Our next stop was Quinn's Post, once described as 'the worst place on earth'. After that it was to the "Nek" which had views of Anzac Cove from above ...
... the night. As I said we got to our seats about 10 or so. There were documentaries, interviews, stories, readings, etc. The fun really started at 1 a.m with a military band performance, then a Gallipoli Symphony "God Pity Us Poor Soldiers". At 4:00 a.m. they started with recordings of the Dawn Services from Australia.
All night people continued to arrive, and as they made their way into the stands there would be juggling to accommodate them. In our ...