Beltana Photographs

Over the Christmas break we visited Beltana in outback SA. It was a very interesting trip, we felt very much alone traveling as at that time of year there is very few visitors to that area due to the extreme heat. At one stage when I stopped to photograph Puttapa Gap I became bogged in the sand in the middle of the road, it would not have been so easy to get out if I was in a 2 wheel drive vehicle. We traveled with one of the older camper trailers used by PIM padres. This gave us some affinity to their work with both the isolation and trying to sleep in 40 degree heat inside a hot camper. We meet a number of interesting people and saw first hand the spiritual needs of these isolated people. If you hold your mouse over the above photographs you will be able to read a little of the history.