Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty. No comments
Battlefield Tours, Gallipoli, Week 2

While the start of day 8 took us to Cape Helles at the far south end of the battlefields, the 9th day starts with a trip to the Suvla Bay area in the far north. We start at Lala Baba which over looks Suvla Bay and the Salt Lake. The Salt Lake now has a dam at one end so that a low level of water could be maintained for fish farming.

Our next stop also shows how areas change over time. The location is the Green Hill cemetery. At the time of the conflict two hills were named Green Hill and Chocolate Hill. Since then the vegetation has changed so that colours have swapped. This is Green Hill now looks dark brown and Chocolate Hill is covered with crops and looks very green. Some more touring and history talks which takes us to lunchtime.

The afternoon has optional walks either along the beach at ANAZC Cove or a longer walk from Chunuk Bair to the coast line at Embarkation Pier. The second of these options is a medium level walk which is predominantly down hill. The only steep section is a side path down to The Farm cemetery that is well worth the trip as it is in a well wooded area that looks back up to Chunuk Bair. The entire walk down takes about 3 hours but is well worth the trip with fantastic 360 degree views.