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Old 06-12-2011, 03:34 PM   #766
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:37 PM   #767
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Needs feathers.
Yes... but you posted the wrong pic
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:58 PM   #768
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not Montana

out there they breed with the sheep and the goats
But be careful if the ranchboys offer you a sheep. They'll laugh at you if you pick an ugly one.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:58 PM   #769
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Get ready!

www.space.com have anounced about an (unusually long) full lunar eclipse june 15 on Wednesday (Wednesnight ) this week. The event will be visible from (all eastern hemisphere) European region, but, not from USA. Be ready, Doug!:
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:13 PM   #770
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But be careful if the ranchboys offer you a sheep. They'll laugh at you if you pick an ugly one.
And stay away from the ones with the big "X" painted on them.......they kick!!

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Old 06-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #771
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Well, since I leave Turkey today, I figure I should get started on posting some pics of while I was here. Between traveling & getting visas, I just havenít had much time.
I headed south to the Gallipoli peninsula, famous for the battles here during WW1.
I donít know much about that war, Iím more of a WW2 buff, so heres my chance to learn a bit.
(not that what I learned is 100% correct!)
The narrows called the Dardanelles are the passageway from the sea to Istanbul, and the british fleet wanted to get thru here, but they blocked it with mines & shooting from the shores. So, the Australian & New Zealand armies (as well as the British) decided to take the peninsula.
This didnít work out so well, & they were defeated. Was a helluva battle, and seems to have gone on for quite a long time. This is where Ataturk came into prominence as a leader, and worked his way up after this to be the head of the country, and is still revered as a hero today. I spent the night in Eceabat, its right on the shore. They had a nice memorial, and also a park, with a scaled down version of the area, showing where the battles were, how the minefields were placed, etc.





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Then I headed across to the Aegean side, to visit the ANZAC battlefields, where the AUS & NZ armies landed. Theres A LOT of small cemeteries dotted along the coast It sort of reminded me of the D-Day beaches in Normandy, with the steep hills they had to climb.







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Old 06-12-2011, 10:08 PM   #774
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There were still a lot of old trenches at the battlegrounds.





I then headed down to the southern tip, where there is a British navy monument. Its currently getting some restoration, Im guessing because the 100th anniversary is coming up in a few years.





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Close to this, was a couple of Turkish monuments to the fight, which of course were packed with people.









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Old 06-12-2011, 10:11 PM   #777
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From there, I rode back up the southern shore to catch the ferry across









Heres a guy with a machine gun, just to make sure the crossing is safe from pirates





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Old 06-12-2011, 10:12 PM   #778
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After that, I stopped to see the ruins of Troy. I wasnít too impressed with it actually. But, as it is Troy, I felt I should at least stop for a peek.
There was actually 4 or 5 cities here over the ages, the 1st one was built over 2000 years ago, & others added too or on top of it since then.
















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Old 06-13-2011, 02:43 AM   #779
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Great pictures and reporting. Thanks for the history lesson
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:19 AM   #780
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Doug, you got urgent PM (minor prbl, but urgent)

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