“West Wind” wind farm

Windmills @ Makara
Windmills @ Makara

Yesterday was Photo-walk day and we, myself and a few others from the Photography Club I’m a member of, went to Makara for half-a-day of fun in the sun. Our first stop was the Makara Wind Farm which is just a few minutes drive from Johnsonville. Also called the West Wind, Makara is home to 62 wind turbines, and is one of three wind farms Meridian Energy has built in and around New Zealand. The wind farm generates 142.6 megawatts of electricity!

After parking our cars at the parking area, we immediately started pointing our cameras at everything and anything. Some of the guys we were with took photos of the old post office, the viewing deck, heavy machinery parked near the turbines, among others. Because I’m a boring fart – I took photos of the turbines (how exciting!). Here are my images:

We walked all the way up to the gun emplacement area where we sat around and rested while admiring the magnificent view. It was an amazing day, perfect in every little way.


Author: Viv Phillips

That's not exactly a flattering image. Eh! Anyway, when I'm not taking photos, I do acrylic painting or write about my adventures (and misadventures) in this wonderful journey called life. :)

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