Wind turbines on Mars Hill, Maine.
When we went for our drive last Sunday, Sept. 28, we drove over to Houlton, Maine and then north almost along the border with New Brunswick, Canada. We were never more than a mile or two from 'home'.
As I said in my previous post about our drive we were given directions to get up close to these wind turbines. We followed some roads until we came to a gated road that led up the hill. There we parked and got out to have a look and listen and to take pictures. Other cars stopped as well. It was kind of neat to be this close to these towers. They are HUGE! And they do make a sound....a whooshing with each rotation.
A close up of the motor and blades of one. It would be interesting to see how they are maintained. does someone shimmy up or use a 200 foot ladder or hang from a helicopter? Hmmm....anyone know?
Across the road was this pretty view.
That might be Canada going up the hill on the other side of this hollow. We didn't want to find out....illegally....so we turned around. :-) It might be one of those old border crossings that closed due to security after 9/11.
The countryside was so beautiful that day. We had drizzle and wind yesterday and rain since so I expect a lot of these leaves are gone now, a colourful carpet on the ground.
There were beautiful vistas all the way along. We drove up as far as Presque Isle and Fort Fairfield then crossed back into Canada at Perth-Andover.
The sun was getting lower in the sky as we drove back down the Trans Canada Highway in NB. You can see the silvery St. John River here as it twists in and out of the view.
Although the sun was setting behind us as we travelled east, we got some glimpses of it as the road twisted and turned and I had my camera ready. I like this photo of the 'moose' fencing, which is along most of our main highways to supposedly keep the moose off the roadway, and the sun setting behind swirling clouds. It was going to be a gorgeous sunset.
Another photo op in a clearcut. Oh how I wish we were going the other direction so I could get better pictures of this gorgeous sky. Or to be where it was shining on the water. I kept looking back and in the rear mirror but hubby kept on truckin' as he was tired.
Here is the sunset in my side mirror. It was a beauty. A lot of friends posted photos of it on Facebook that evening. You'll just have to take my word for it.
Well this weekend was a washout with all the drizzle and rain but at least it was quite warm at 18C. The leaves flew off some trees and left them bare and many very skimpy looking. We woke up to 4C, almost freezing, and sunshine this Monday morning. I'm off to town for physiotherapy on my knee and groceries and a turkey for Thanksgiving weekend coming up. If we didn't have to eat we'd all be so rich wouldn't we?
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