It’s either really close…

windmills...

…or really really big.

For those of you who frequent my flickr pages you’ll probably know that I have a fascination with wind turbines. The windmills on the ridge of hills above my house are a recent addition to the landscape and as far as I am concerned are extremely welcome…

These however are the most mahoosive ones that I have ever seen. Too gargantuan to capture properly in a photograph but this one gives a fair impression. I can thoroughly recommend standing beneath one of these electromagnetic behemoths – a thrilling and awe inspiring experience – the fearsome roar as the blades slice through the ice cold air (they are standing at nearly 3000ft above sea level) and the vertigo inducing height as they tower over you…

Quite frankly they are more daunting than seeing Daddy P in his undercrackers on a Sunday morning…

I didn’t surf today.

7 Replies to “It’s either really close…”

  1. i saw a ‘wind farm’ near Palm Springs, California on my last business trip – and was mesmerized! Would have love to see the windmills going full tilt (see what i did there?) during a nice 40kt Santa Ana windstorm…

  2. That sounds like fun – I’ve never been up close when it’s really howling. I’m guessing they turn the blades away when it get’s too lairy…

  3. La Touquet has some fab windmills .. it is just like being in Telly Tubbyland .. rolling rich green hills with the fabulous wind farm. Very unexpected they just appear !!

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