Ross Barrett


The scene at the head of this page is an old paling fence across a salt lake near Marion Bay at the bottom of the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. It is a reminder that even though humans may think their endeavours are important and permanent, nature and time have a habit of dismissing them with disdain. This photograph was taken about ten years ago; today there is little of the fence remaining.

Marion Bay is a place where I have done much of my writing. Adjacent to the stunning Innes National Park, its beautiful, sunny, sandy and deserted beaches have been, and continue to be, a source of joy.