Travelled: 29 kilometres from Ypres to Passchendaele, Belgium and back. Visited: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Passchendaele. Stayed: Ypres again, free parking on the canal, no services. N50.84703, E2.89348
It’s a short drive to Tyne Cot, about 10 kilometres from Ypres. Not surprisingly Tyne Cot is well sign posted, as our guide book states, it’s the most visited cemetery in Belguim. There are several other cars and some private tour vans in the carpark when we arrive, not surprising in the centenary years. Anyway our first task is to locate Private Cooper’s headstone. After taking quite some time to locate George Guymer’s headstone at Beilleu, we eventually got a grasp on the code system used by CWGC. So within a few minutes of locating the register we had located the headstone.
Our task for Denice complete, we spend the remainder of the afternoon doing a walking tour of the Passchendaele area, from Mat McLachlan book, Walking with the Anzacs.