Monday (25th April), was Anzac Day. A national day of remembrance, commemorative dawn services - the time of the original landing at Gallipoli - ceremonies of remembrance, and marches through cities commemorate those lost in the wars, past and present. Also on this day, the gambling game, Two-up is allowed. It involves tossing a coin up in the air and wagering on the result and was a game favoured by soldiers, particularly in World War 1. It is illegal to play the game on any day other than Anzac Day.
We walked to Middle Head, exploring the fortifications dating back to 1801, and taking in the view of the harbour entrance:
Realizing we had never been to South Head, we walked into the city, caught the ferry to Watson's Bay and walked to the lighthouse, gazing out at the deep blue ocean beyond, and at North Head...
...where, a week earlier, we had walked and looked over at South Head:
Whilst we took advantage of the higher than average temperatures to spend time walking, others in the family saw the sunshine as an opportunity for sleep...