Bull Point is located at the southern tip of East Falkland; about as far as you can get from Stanley on East Falkland. The road to North Arn was recently completed which has reduced the journey time significantly. It now takes around two and a half hours. A further 45 minutes across 'camp' then took us to North West Arm House; an isolated former camp house, now available for hire. Like most camp houses, cooking and hot water is provided by a peat stove and electricity is provided by a diesel generator. We stayed at the house for our first night to break up the journey.
The next morning we set off to Bull Point; a further hour or so across camp. The terrain is reasonably hard at this time of year but there were still a few interesting ditches and streams to cross. On the way we passed Fanny Cove House; another (though not so well appointed!) camp house available for hire.
Once we reached the southern coast we were amazed by the brilliant white sand beaches and turquoise-blue sea. The wildlife is abundant (gentoo and jackass penguins, black necked swans, oystercatchers and (of course, thousands of geese and seabirds). The larger wildlife was a little sparse though we did see a couple of massive bull sea-lions which careered out to sea as they heard our approach.
We returned to North West Arm House for a second night before setting off for Stanley. On the way we called into North Arm Settlement to see a few friends (and break up the long drive back!)
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