Can a Harley make it to Magadan?

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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 haven’t had much time.
    I headed south to the Gallipoli peninsula, famous for the battles here during WW1.
    I don’t know much about that war, I’m 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 didn’t 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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    I then headed down to the southern tip, where there is a British navy monument. Its currently getting some restoration, Im guessing because the 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary is coming up in a few years.


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    There was actually 4 or 5 cities here over the ages, the 1<sup>st</sup> one was built over 2000 years ago, & others added too or on top of it since then.

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    Great pictures and reporting. Thanks for the history lesson :thumb
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