Saturday, May 14, 2011

Between Instow and Yelland

This photograph (using the zoom on my camera) was taken this morning from the Tarka Trail in the Taw Estuary, between Instow and Yelland, looking across at the first five turbines on the hills opposite. Because they are so big, they confuse your sense of scale. They are in fact several miles behind the white houses on the first ridge.

In Wales and Scotland, of course, people are fighting against proposals for hundreds of turbines, not just 22. They are much larger as well - the Nant y Moch and Druim-ba turbines would be about 500 ft high.

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