A 7am departure, this time on the road bike to do the 26km loop around first ridge and second ridge, past Lone Pine, The Nek and other monuments. It’s a great way to start the day and prepare for our technical rehearsals that will be happening later on.
I run into my good mate Cengiz again, who is looking forward to the big event, and spares a minute to give us a video update.
We head down to the Anzac site to begin our dress rehearsals. The backdrop of the sunset over the horizon is simply stunning as it provides beautiful lighting on the Sphinx and behind where the ceremony will be heard.
As the temperature drops to a cool 8 degrees, I meet some of the other performers including members of the Royal Australian Air Force band and the Maori performers.
I get my cue to start to play, and as I walk down the path to the Anzac sign, I take in what this moment will be in a couple of days time, for the Spirit of Place program during the dawn service at Anzac commemorative site.