Bald Hills Wind Farm – photos

A few weekends ago I took a drive along the coast to the south east of Melbourne, towards Wilsons Promontory.  It is such beautiful country out there, with rolling green hills and dramatic coastlines.  There are two wind farms out that way, and I saw the first from across the bay, and the other up close and personal.

From Duck Point (just north of Wilsons Prom), you can see Toora Wind Farm across the bay.  This is a 21MW facility, made up of 12 x 1.75MW turbines.

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Toora Wind Farm, near Agnes Falls, seen from Duck Point.

But from there it was back towards Melbourne, where the journey took me right past the foot of the Bald Hills turbines.

The Bald Hills Wind Farm [consists] of 52 wind turbines, each with an electricity generating capacity of 2.05 megawatts (MW) giving the project a total capacity of 106.6MW.

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Bald Hills Wind Farm

 

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Bald Hills Wind Farm. In retrospect, it seems pretty obvious that wind farms and panoramas don’t really go well together…

 

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Bald Hills Wind Farm, taken from a bumpy, muddy farm road. Nothing ventured nothing gained.

 

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Some photos from Vietnam

Here are some of my pics from my time in Vietnam.

The electrical infrastructure was, for the most part, much neater than that in the Philippines.
The electrical infrastructure was, for the most part, much neater than that in the Philippines.
This is a country that runs on bikes.  In Hoi An and Hue I saw some of the country on the back of a bike and it is the best way to get around and get a real feel for the landscapes and people.
This is a country that runs on bikes. In Hoi An and Hue I saw some of the country on the back of a bike and it is the best way to get around and get a real feel for the landscapes and people.
Co-working spaces and coffee shops were the name of the game, and a lot of my posts came to you from spaces like Work Saigon, pictured here.
Co-working spaces and coffee shops were the name of the game, and a lot of my posts came to you from spaces like Work Saigon, pictured here.
Cooking on charcoal.  The street food was so delicious and affordable.
Cooking on charcoal. The street food was so delicious and affordable.
Let it not be said that the Vietnamese are afraid of LEDs.
Let it not be said that the Vietnamese are afraid of LEDs.
Ending on a bit of a sad note - responsible tourism has a massive role to play in keeping this country beautiful.  These little paper boxes with a candle can be bought in Hoi An.  They are in the hands of the purchaser for all of 30 seconds, before being placed in a river.  Non-biodegradable, they collect and drift down the river.  The mess in the morning was distressing.  All pretending to be part of a cultural celebration that they know nothing about.
Ending on a bit of a sad note – responsible tourism has a massive role to play in keeping this country beautiful. These little paper boxes with a candle can be bought in Hoi An. They are in the hands of the purchaser for all of 30 seconds, before being placed in a river. Non-biodegradable, they collect and drift down the river. The mess in the morning was distressing. All pretending to be part of a cultural celebration that they know nothing about.