We’re gearing up for another storm this weekend (HERE), but it’s not going to rival the monster that smashed into us back in June.
For many folks up in Knysna, however, the damage caused by the fires is a daily reminder of what was a terrifying ordeal for the residents.
Time heals all wounds, but what does Knysna look like one month or so after the disaster? Photographer Christopher van Zyl took to the sky in his microlight to find out, sharing his pictures with GoodThingsGuy.
We’ll pick some of the better ones below:
And some of what Christopher had to say about the flight:
1 Month and 1 day after the fire I plucked up enough courage to fly my microlight over our devastated town to witness the tragedy that we were dealt with.
It was a calm morning Saturday 8 July 2017 – smoke was hanging over our town – not a breath of wind – that wind which had brought the devastating fire to our town – it was gone…
The smoke made the images very difficult to edit but I trust that they still deliver the message.
These images may bring pain and sadness to many but I pray that there will no offence taken and that these images may show to those who do not yet understand what it is that Knysna and its wonderful people are going through.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the people of Knysna, those who suffered, lost their lives and loved ones and belongings, those who have been working tirelessly to support, counsel and rebuild our people and our town.
Keep fighting the good fight up there, friends.
You can see his full Facebook album, with more than 100 images, HERE.