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... famous letter to the mothers of every soldier that died on the campaign:
…You the mothers who sent your sons from faraway lands, wipe away your tears, your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace…
Directly next to this was the rosemary-ringed Australian Cemetery. This was only a small cemetery – about 300 graves but it was situated right on the water at the south side of the cove.
Next we drove around to ...
... so much so it is painful to stand in. Enoyed the BBQ lamb, vegetales and fruit. Drinks are put into the water to be kept cold. A very beatiful place that reminded us of some small creeks in the Eungella area.
Back at hotel by 4.30pm for washing and showers with drinks before dinner at 7.30pm. Huge smorgasbord tonight. A little of everything quickly results in a very full plate. Huge range of deserts as well. Best meal so far this week. All very tired so up to rooms by 9pm. ...
... of people and enjoyed the ride home talking most of the way home. Back to the Hotel was interesting though we were in a 18 seater van driving down very narrow roads testing the Drivers ability to the max as quite a few times we didn't think we could fit into a gap however he managed to get through with no dents or scraps.
Glad to have ticked that off my bucket list and experienced Gallipoli during the 100th Year with family makes it even more special.
... of the bus trip back up to Istanbul would have been a quiet one except for a couple in the group left there money belt (with thousands of dollars in it, honestly why would you travel with that much cash?) in the last hotel 6hrs away, they employed a private driver to go get it. we finished up our (more annoying than we would have liked) group tour with a final dinner in Istanbul. now we have 2 days to get to know the city better. (forecast?... ...
We left Istanbul at about midday for Gallipoli. It was a long trek, with many buses en route, so it took a long time. However, we eventually reached the first check point about 7pm. We sat there for about 4 hours, due to the queues. Security was really tight and it took us until about 11.30pm to reach the dawn service site. It was not actually at ANZAC Cove as the cove is now too small to hold ...