Thursday, May 19, 2016

the real deal

On Monday, the windmills were being delivered and there were no people with signs protesting.  The trial run was not mentioned in the news as such so that is probably why people showed up with their signs.    You can see them approaching the town on the main road.  All three of the lorries made the corner on their first attempt.  There was one hangup though.  In the last two photos, a  vehicle got stuck.  There was a weird noise under the car and it started to smoke.  His wheels were stuck and wouldn't move.  So another vehicle tied him up and towed him off the street.  And that my friends was all the excitement for Monday in the small town called Moville.







16 comments:

  1. Our North Sea coast is festooned with hundreds of these hi-tech windmills. We've soon got used to them. Sure, they're visible and must pose some kind of danger to passing birds, however compared to open-cast coal mines, traditional power stations, nuclear power staions or even hydro-electric schemes......

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  2. Still much better than most alternatives!

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  3. We have several wind farms in this area. One, the Maple Ridge Wind Farm spans a large stretch of farm land with perhaps 350 turbines. Personal, I find them a beautiful sight against a blue sky. People either like them or hate them!

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  4. Excelentes fotografias do dia a dia numa cidade.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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  5. Amazing to see how humongous the vanes are Bill, I've only ever seen them from afar! I think once folk get used to them it'll all be good!

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  6. Amazing to see how humongous the vanes are Bill, I've only ever seen them from afar! I think once folk get used to them it'll all be good!

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  7. We had one of those towed in a very large trailer across our Englewood Dam which is about 1 mile long.

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  8. A fascinating town and a delightful blog with superb photography. Nice to meet you, Bill!

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  9. Another one, the track on the crossroads looks crazy.

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  10. Now that is too much excitement for a Monday in a wee Irish village! But it's good to see the John Deere on hand to help out!
    Thanks for sharing your fun in photos here!

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  11. Everyone wants green energy, but not in "my backyard".

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  12. This is a nice blog! I wished I could see it with my son :-)
    Nearby, we also have two large windmills. In the dark you can see two lights on at the mills. Flashing white lights. I love it.

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  13. Wow. Those things are huge. I'd say that's enough excitement for any town in one day!

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  14. I am back posting again after a very sad week, I scrolled through your photos that I missed to select one to comment on, and chose this one. Wonderful description of a protest the Irish way!

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  15. I believe technology exists to make windmills much smaller and still effective. Advances are happening at a fast pace.

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