Day 28, 24 April 2009
24.04.2009 - 24.04.2009
It was just before dawn as we entered the Dardanelles heading for Cannakale. This narrow channel connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean Sea, and thus separating Europe from Asia, is 77km long and varies in width from 1.5 to 8km.
A few of us faced the crack of dawn temperatures to see the Sehitler Abidesi Turkish Memorial in the distance. As dawn broke we picked up the pilot and passed the memorial. The temperature of the wind was freezing; a sign I need extra clothing for tomorrow morning’s dawn service.
3:30pm and we depart for the hotel on our way to the Gallipoli dawn service at Anzac Cove.