Anzac Cove

Just after 8:30am we headed off to the other side of the Gallipoli Peninsula to see Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Tree and Chunuk Bair.  We found it very moving as we reflected on the incredible bravery of the men who fought here – it made it all the more real for us both.  We have found through our time in this country that the Turkish people still have great respect for New Zealanders and Australians because of their bravery shown here.  A very memorable place to visit.

Anzac Cove

Lone Pine

Chunuk Bair


And so it is goodbye not only to Turkey, but also to Asia, what an incredible journey it has been so far through these countries!! – such an understatement!!  We have learnt and experienced so much over these past 15 weeks – South Korea seems so long ago.  Of course it is not over but now we are entering a new phase on our ride to London, still enjoying the experience but not necessarily going out of our way – there is so much to see in Europe, we will barely scratch the surface.



  • Mark S-D

    Where are you heading after Turkey.

    September 2, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Hi Mark
      So many options, it was hard to choose. We passed through Greece and Macedonia and are now in Albania heading for the Croatian coast.
      We are not spending too much time in Europe, just finding the most interesting but direct way to London.

      September 3, 2017 at 5:27 am
  • Warren Pitcher

    Well done on making it this far without too much hassle.

    My grandfather survived Gallipoli then went on to fight in France and Belgium. He saw is brother severely wounded in the battle of Messines and was with him when he died three days later from horrific injuries. NZ had around 8000 killed or wounded at Gallipoli, but Turkey suffered around 250000 killed or wounded in winning the battle. My grand father never forgave British incompetence for the terrible waste of life in the Dardinells.

    Enjoy each other and each day.



    September 2, 2017 at 6:13 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thanks Warren.
      Those soldiers were just so incredibly brave!!

      September 2, 2017 at 6:28 pm

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