The Navy had promised a 4-5 strong display of Sea King helicopters over Lake Burley Griffin and up Anzac Parade.
So I tore myself from the Eagle’s Nest jacuzzi and the bevy of resident bikini models* to brave the near freezing cold and get some photos of this spectacle.
Arriving at the appointed noonday hour at Commonwealth Place I was reassured by the sight of a Navy photographer.
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Half an hour passed. There were no helicopters, the photographer packed up. When I asked he said the low visibility had killed it.
* Some creative licence might have been used in this description.