The magic of Arnhem Land - white cliffs, green trees and blue sea. by georgieboy98
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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


Comments

  • Toni McPherson
    Toni McPhersonalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning shot lovely work

  • How nice of you Toni. Thanks a million – and thanks also for the fave. It’s a beautiful part of our country that not many people will ever get to see.
    take care
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 3 years ago

    Good morning, Peter. Excellent picture, lovely colours. As I write this I’m watching Australia v. Wales, Australia leading 12-9, twenty minutes left.

  • Very many thanks David, also for the score update. It’s only being shown on SKY over here and I don’t have that.

    – georgieboy98

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 3 years ago

    Update, Peter. Australia won 20-19. Boo-hoo!

  • Thanks mate!

    – georgieboy98

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work, it looks a little like Dover England,
    hugs Ann xox
    .

  • Thanks Ann. Dover’s cliffs are much higher and far more extensive – these only stretch for about 100 metres! LOL

    – georgieboy98

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 3 years ago

    Another great capture Peter – love that permanently blue sky !

  • Hi Roy and many thanks. The permanent blue sky was great in some respects but from the photographic point of view a few white, puffy clouds would have been appreciated!
    Cheers
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • myraj
    myrajalmost 3 years ago

    Another great shot and interesting reading Peter. Viewed larger I can see the boat.
    Myra

  • Thanks very much once again Myra, both for the generous comment and also for the fave. That was an interesting walk but my ageing legs were protesting by the time we were getting near the end!
    Take care
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonalmost 3 years ago

    A brilliant shot mate with an incredible piece of history. Great composition and colours throughout mate, well done!

  • Very many thanks Matt. There were ruins of old buildings all over the place around here but, although I took a few obligatory photos, I don’t think they would hold much interest to our fellow Bubblers.
    Regards
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

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