Tues, June 25
This morning we woke up to find ourselves in ANZAC Cove in Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula and led by Captain Kent, we had a very moving service to commemorate the landing in 1915. It was amazing to be listening to the hymns, prayers and readings while being able to make out Lone Pine in the distance.
We were very lucky to be there at all, as not every ship is granted permission to enter these waters. The tradition of the wreath laying ceremony at sea could not be performed as Turkey had not given permission, so it was done later once we were outside Turkish waters.