Purple Travel

[February 5 2016]

A trip to Wye River after the bushfires, Victoria

On December 19th 2015 a devastating bushfire caused by a lightning strike was lit and consequently broke through the containment lines, blazing through the small towns of Wye River and Separation Creek. A total of 116 homes were destroyed during Christmas.
The pungent odor of the blackened forest can be smelled from afar. The sight of complete obliteration of life transmits a post-apocalyptic, dream-like scenario only comprehensible to those having experienced this tragedy. Only the vastity of the ocean nearby transmits vigorous hope and serenity.

Text and photo Greta Voeller


Subscribe to our newsletter