We are about a quarter of the way into a three and a half kilometre walk around the ruins of a former British military settlement – an all too short attempt to set up a permanent outpost against foreign attack and possible invasion. It lasted from 1838 to 1849 before being abandoned due entirely to the hostile nature of the environment and the difficulty of getting supplies through.
This view looks back parallel to the way we have trekked and you can just make out our boat in the distance.
This is Port Essington in the Garig Gunak Barlu national park on the Cobourg peninsula at the top end of Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory. The boat cruise to get us across to here was about two and a half hours.
Sony A55V, 16-80 Zeiss lens, nd8 filter, aperture priority