Sunday hike

Should we call this one just lines?
If you come closer, you can see the city in the background
I am selling a crane, it is not mine
I am sure you are tired of seeing these windmills
Uhuru to kenyans: stay at home. Kenyans: why?

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

22 thoughts on “Sunday hike

  1. Quixie says:

    What a beautiful sky!

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  2. Nan says:

    A very grand way to celebrate an occasion that, in actuality, doesn’t even exist! ๐Ÿ˜


  3. Ron says:

    Ha! Kenyans to Uhuru: Take a hike!

    PS Should move the national assembly closer to the windmill farm. That way you’ll be guaranteed to have a non-stop supply of hot air to power those turbines. ๐Ÿ™‚

    PPS The Germans want their missing crane back — pronto! — or Frau Merkel will give you the evil eye.


  4. I’d heard about these five wires that supply internet and electricity to Kenya!


  5. Barry says:

    There’s in excess of 100 wind turbines that I can see from my home office, the kitchen, dining room, and three bedrooms. I don’t really need to see any more ๐Ÿ™‚


    • makagutu says:

      Barry just look the other side๐Ÿ˜€


      • Barry says:

        That’s where the utility rooms such as the toilets, bathrooms, laundry and the wife’s exercise room are. Besides, the view extends only about 20 metres westward before blocked by a green belt, even when looking out ot the top floor windows. When we moved here around 16 years ago we had an unobstructed view across farmland to the horizon, and the tallest trees in the green belt were no taller than the 2 metre high back fence. Today those same trees are well in excess of 5 metres, and being NZ natives, are evergreens. What we lose in views we make up for in bird life.

        The wind turbines are between 20 and 30 kilometres away to the east along a mountain range, which is why we can see so many from our east facing windows. In total there’s around 200 turbines at present with a new wind farm under construction. Our home is around 60 metre above the township of Feilding and our view extends over the town and all the way to the the turbines on the horizon. They are always in view except when it’s raining and also at night.


        • makagutu says:

          From where I live, all views are towards an apartment block or office block.
          These turbines are maybe 25km but can’t be seen from where I presently live. Before I moved, I lived at a flat where they were visible.

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        • Nan says:

          Just a side thought — while they may not be the most attractive things to look at, they are helping to save the climate. Yes?

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          • Barry says:

            My original comment was made in jest.

            85% of NZ electricity is generated from renewable sources – mostly hydro, wind and geothermal and it’s unlikely that any new non-renewable generators will ever be built. I’d much prefer turbines to another large scale dam or coal/gas/oil power station.

            We’re able to choose from dozens of power companies and we buy electricity from a company that sources it from 100% renewables.

            Personally I find the turbine structures elegant and the motion of the blades soothing. However, if one were to be constructed within earshot then my NIMBY syndrome would kick in. (NIMBY = Not In My Back Yard).

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