This week we remember the sacrifice made by servicemen and women on a wet and windy Anzac Day.

Wet and windy Anzac Day

Here on Macca we woke to the rain on the roof and the sound of wind in the tussock around 0600 making our way to the flagpoles on the isthmus just before sunrise at 0632.

With our sound system safely undercover in the nearby satellite dome, the flags were raised to the mast head then lowered to half-mast signalling the start of our Anzac Day dawn service in commemoration of all those New Zealand and Australian service men and women that have suffered and died as a result of war.

Two-Up and tucker

The dawn service was followed with a welcome hot drink and Anzac biscuit along with a tot of spiced rum to warm us back up, then a hearty cooked gunfire brunch.

Then it was two-up in the mess where we took turns as spinner. To do this we purchased specially made ‘Macca’ money and in the process raised $140 which we donated to the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL).

The afternoon was spent watching New Zealand/Australian war movies and helping to prepare a sumptuous spit roast feast for our evening meal. This was rounded off nicely with two delectable pavlovas piled high with cream, passionfruit and berries courtesyof Annette our chef.