Jul 30 2014

Quoin Point Bull Creek

Published by under Beach,Both Hikers & Trampers,Farm

No. 79 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “Quoin Pt – Bull Creek – Farmland (see George) Farm”
45 km from car park.
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Coast and farm walk. Bull Creek nature walk to waterfall (tiny!) recommended.
30/7/2014. Trampers. Quoin Point to Bull Creek.
A good group of eight set out from the farm road at Quoin Point to walk along to Bull Creek. there was a bit of a wind blowing which kept the temperature down, & it was VERY muddy going across the paddocks. We didn’t get onto the beach very much as the tide was quite high, even although on the tramp program it was stated to be low at 11:30 approx. [Yes, a 0.3 m low tide i.e. on the higher side – Ed]
It was surprising to see that the gates along the coastal paddocks had “Walking Access” signs attached to them, so good on the land owners for allowing this.
We had morning tea in the shelter of some rocks, & lunch at Bull Creek. Lunch was a reasonably hurried affair, as the sandflies were eating more than we were!!! The exit of Bull Creek onto the beach was probably passable, but we didn’t fancy getting wet feet so we stayed on the Nth. side.
After lunch, it was just a return walk mostly back along the paddocks to the cars. The wind had started to dry out the very muddy parts, so it was only just a little less muddy going back. But, unfortunatly, one member slipped over at one point, & has some dirty washing to attend to !! We walked 12.3km in approx 4hrs. – Ken.
5/3/2014 Both. Quoin Point to Bull Creek. Leaders: Lex and Peter.
Failed to reach Bull Creek. Ed note.
13/2/2013 Trampers. Quoin Point to Bull Creek. (9)
Nine of us enjoyed the tramp, three of us oldies, six newies, to show it off to. And they did appreciate it.
We saw lots of seals/sealions (?) on the way.
It was surprising to see such a high sandbar at Bull Creek.
Sandbar

A high extensive sandbar now

Backed up

Bull Creek water backed up by the sandbar

Although a souwester was very strong at times it was good tramping weather.
A feature of the tramp at its end was the discovery of a very flat battery in Ian F’s car, whose parking lights had been accidentally knocked on and left for 5 hours! With an AA call-out rescue, we got all got home by teatime. – Ian.

 

2/6/2010. Both. Quoin Point to Bull Creek. Leaders: George and Dot.
It was a most unusual start. Various reports had it that after the recent rainy period the paddocks would be too wet or the coast road would have been damaged. As it turned out, not – in either case. The upshot was though, that one of the leaders led a number on a round trip road walk up the Scroggs Hill from Brighton. 12 went on to Quoin Point. Of the 12, only 4 went to Bull Creek.

It was a nice low tide, but the Bull Creek flood waters were too deep to comfortably cross. (2/6/2010)

Packing up after lunch. Ken, Doug. (2/6/2010)

The remainder stopped for lunch a few gullies back.

Bull Creek minus 30 mins. (Bill caption and pic) Lex and who? (2/6/2010)

The day was brilliant with little wind.

How did this get here? Noticed on the way back. (2/6/2010)

It was a good day out. All the more enjoyable for contrasting with the previous week’s extended rain. – Ian
23/12/2009. Trampers. Ken and George. Quoin Point to Bull Creek.
A good walk on Wednesday, lots of rock hopping. It was a perfect day for it as well, with virtually no wind, and not too much sun either.
Returning from Bull Creek. George. (Ken pic)

Returning from Bull Creek. George. (Ken pic) (23/12/2009)

4/4/2007. All. Quoin Point to Bull Creek. Easy+. Leaders: George, Hazel, Eleanor B, Joyce S
1/3/2006 All. Quoint Point, Bull Creek. Easy. Leaders: Dot B, Glenis, Frank & Lesley
6/4/2005. Both. Quoin Point. Leaders: Hazel, Dot B, Anne R, Colleen.
Ian and Bob

Tea Break. Ian,  Bob H.

Seascape

Seascape

High tide at Bull Creek. No crossing today!

High tide at Bull Creek. No crossing today!

22/1/2003. Both. Quoin Point, Bull Creek. Medium. Leaders: Doug M, Bill and Pat, Denise.
24/4/2002. Quoin Point Bull Creek. Medium. Leaders: Graham, Bill & Pat
28/11/2000. Quoin Point. Leaders: George, Pam, Audrey K.
29/3/2000. Quoin Point Bull Creek Leaders: George, Hazel, Bev J.
15/5/1996. Quoin Point – Bull Creek. Return. Russell Road. Medium. Leaders: Jack M, George, Ted, Jack R.
Alternative: Woodhaugh – Leith Valley. Average. Leaders: Daphne, Mary Y

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