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... find anywhere to watch the game! Turkey is all about soccer and Canakkale wasnt big enouogh to have an Irish bar! However after a bit of searching we managed to stream it onto the tablet - problem solved!
The next day we went out to Troy which is about 30km south of Canakkale. They have a Trojan horse you can climb up inside! Lots of people say they are disappointed with Troy as there isnt heaps to see ie no tall columns or whole buildings ...
... so big we could read them from the ship, imploring people to "Stop Passage". A multi-faceted message meaning, as best I could interpret, 'stop, and remember, and ensure it ends here'.
There was also an arresting sculpture of an old man and a young girl at one of the Turkish cemeteries, with the message: to pass on to the children the story of what happened here, so it never happens again.
But for me ...
The mountains were huge and covered in scrub, gullies, ravines and natural trenches. Johnny Turk had all the advantages, but this, I have discovered in what led the ANZAC’s to keep going, and thus form the basis of the legend.
There was also a sandstone wall that borders this place with the simple gold lettering - ANZAC. The simplicity of this monument struck a chord with me and I was grateful that there wasn’t a garish, ...
... for a sunrise experience. However by the time we drove down to the ferry terminal that ferry was full and the next didn't run until 6am so we would have missed the rising sun. Back to the hotel for a slower start to the day with plans to make another attempt at a sunrise tomorrow. Instead we will stay at Galipolli this evening for the sunset.
I couldn't get back to sleep so were downstairs for breakfast at 7. We walk 3 flights of stairs (70 steps all up) each time we go to ...
... almond biscuit and caramel topped custod slice. Raelene declared she will just do desert in future. Tried the local Rakai ... rough spirit (aniseed taste) drunk with water ... I had ice. Supposed to be drunk with a dark liquid 'chaser' that was very salty and quickly discarded. Would have been a nice mixer with coke but that was frowned upon by our guide.
Up to bed about 10pm and looking forward to our first look at Gallipoli Peninsular ...