a walk at the windfarm

A Walk at the Wind Farm

wind farm in winter

wind turbines in the Snow

winter wind farm

wind turbines on a snowy day

snow covered hills: Scotland

visiting the wind farm

a walk at the wind farm

windfarm in the snow

So, needless to say, this isn’t an outfit I’ll be filing under the “fashion” category of this blog. It is, however, proof that I DO wear practical clothes from time  to time: and a walk through the local wind farm in the snow is definitely one of those times!

It was only recently that Terry and I realised this area was actually open to the public. We’d been up there taking these photos (and losing family heirlooms into the bargain), when we noticed some dog walkers and cyclists opening a gate close to where we were standing, and heading off in the direction of the giant wind turbines which dominate the horizon. Sure enough, a quick inspection of the gate in question revealed that we were, indeed, allowed to pass through it on foot, bicycle or horseback, so we made a mental note to come back when we were a little more appropriately dressed.

(I was very disappointed not to be on horseback, obviously, but I AM pretending to be on one of my imaginary horses in that last photo*, so…)

(*Not really.)

Then, of course, the snow came, and, as I mentioned in my last post, the snow just would not budge. We did consider postponing our walk until the weather was a little warmer, but we decided to press ahead anyway, and I’m really glad we did, because the landscape was so stunning in the snow, with tons of drama to it, which I loved. We’ll definitely go back once the snow’s gone, but I’ve a feeling it won’t be quite as picturesque next time!

Luckily for me, this giant parka arrived c/o Spartoo a few days earlier, and kept me nice and cosy during our walk. It may not be the most stylish item of clothing I’ve ever owned (The style is actually called ‘Frumpy’, which I found hilarious…), but it’s definitely one of the warmest!

windfarm

COMMENTS
  • That is a huge farm and stunning scenery!

    January 23, 2015
  • Jayne

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    Magnificent photos! Some people say wind turbines are a blight on the landscape (in Australia – they’re a relatively new development), but l like them. They’re dramatic and kind of mesmerizing.

    January 23, 2015
  • I have a similar coat and I love it! I bet you were super toasty 🙂

    January 23, 2015
  • Brit

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    I really like the parka. Looks like something I would love to wear. So you may see I’m not fashionable at all. The scenery made me think, if you’re allowed to walk on the ground of wind farms here in Germany as well. I must admit I never thought of that. Love you blog very much.

    January 23, 2015
  • Ellesworth

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    Do you have those knitted welly toppers, Amber? Do they actually keep your legs warmer?

    The scenery looks stunning. I can never understand people’s obections to wind farms, not when the alternative is nuclear or other power stations.

    January 23, 2015
  • That’s so nice. The wind farm around us are on the water. I think they are beautiful and it’s a reminder that we can have energy and respect the environment at the same time. The pictures are lovely.

    January 23, 2015
  • ‘Frumpy’? That is genius. Do they want to sell any of these or not?! Fortunately, you don’t look frumpy at all despite the label. Yet more beautiful photos. I’ve always really liked wind farms, I don’t get why people think they’re so ugly. There’s almost something a bit mysterious about them… as in, how do those big, swooshing things actually power stuff! I’ve gone off on one a bit there, but, wind farms are cool.

    January 23, 2015
  • These photos are beautiful, especially with all the snow.

    January 25, 2015
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