Sunday, November 08, 2009

Windmills of Bangui Bay - Reloaded

It was summer last year when I first visited the fifteen giant wind mills of Bangui Bay. Ironicially, the weather that time was gloomy and the overcast skies almost gray. This time, on my second visit to the same area, it was rainy season but ironically again, the sky was much clearer and bluer, an opportunity for a better shoot. What more? There are additional five windmills bringing the total to twenty wind mills all lined-up on the shores of Bangui Bay.

The Bangui Wind Mills were built by the NorthWind Power Development Corporation to accelerate the rural electrification program of the government. These are environmental friendly projet that take its share in reducing the emission of harmful greenhouse gases causing global warming.

The turbines are located on-shore of Bangui Bay and arranged in a single row spaced 326 meters apart. It is 70 meters high and each blade is 41 meters long giving a rotor diameter of 82 meters and a wind swept area of 5,281 square meters.

The place is a favorite rest stop of travelers in Ilocos area for it offers awesome view not only of the wind mills but the sea scape as well. A sub-station is located there where somebody will always be ready to answer questions during office hours.



Five on the Left



Travelers' Respit


Bangui Tricycle


Bangui Bay Combers


Dong Ho at Work


Lawstude Moment


Humongous Column and a Jeepney


How to go there? Bangui is about an hour and a half bus ride from Laoag City. You should ask your conductor to drop you off the tricycle station or you may opt to land at the town proper. You need to hire a tricycle which will lead you to the windmills in about 10 minutes. If you have your own transportation, after passing the Burgos town proper, a directional marker on the left side of the road will lead you to Bangui bay, which is the host of the wind turbines. This will lead you to a gravel road with a downward slope going down to the beach. Right after the first turn, you will already be awed by the sight of the wind mills, follow the road and make a right turn upon entering the beach.

See my first visit to the windmills here. And to see other contributions to a wonderful meme "My World", please click here.

31 comments:

  1. how many windmill farms are there in the philippines? they seem to be a novelty in our country. definitely worth visiting since they're by the sea in ilocos.

    the only windmill farm i've seen here in NJ is the one in atlantic city, but never up close. it's also near the ocean, but not as close as these ones in bangui.

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  2. Los molinos de viento están bien pero este último autoretrato me parece estupendo.
    Un saludo

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  3. Hope those gigantic blades can withstand super-typhoons.

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  4. Very beautiful photos. Did not know there are windmills in your country. Thought they are found only in the western countries. Thanks for sharing the information and beautiful pictures.

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  5. Never been to that part of the country. The farthest I have gone is in Pangasinan. Hope to go there someday.

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  6. Nice windmills at the seaside. Green energy!

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  7. one of my dream destination talaga tong mga windmills na to--mystical kasi dating sakin....

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  8. very nice photos of windmills.

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  9. i wish to see these windmills up close one day when we revisit ilocos. they're not only functional but really fascinating.

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  10. Huwaaahhh.. kaasar naman! gusto ko pa naman ang windmills... fascinated kasi ako dun... huhuhuhu

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  11. Kaka-miss ang windmills na to. Parang out-of-this-world ang experience if you're standing beside those mammoth structures.

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  12. Marvelous, delightful shots as always! Love the huge windmills! We have some here in the northwest, but I haven't been able to see them as yet. Looks like a fun day!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  14. I would love to spend some time there on the beach while blown away by the windmills.

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  15. Great shots of the windmills, the first is very artistic. Nice beach as well.

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  16. i've seen these windmills from above while we were on the plane going to Batanes. I'd definitely want to get near them next time i get to Ilocos. Great captures!

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  17. gorgeous photos of the windmills. this is one of the best efforts we have to reduce greenhouse gases. i hope same initiatives would be undertaken by the government in other provinces that are amenable to wind power installation.

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  18. That is a cool beach with so many windmills. I like this way to do electricity. It doesn´t need to be so well guarded. Close to people.

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  19. Wow! I like the giant windmills! Nice photos! : )

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  20. I have seen you post last year and it was indeed gloomy. Now, the skies are much better giving it a different perspective. Very nice shots. By the way, are now here in Manila?

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  21. Great shots of the windmills.. very environmentally friendly, yet beautiful, giants!

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  22. Yahoooo! I was there last summer and felt very proud when I have seen them all up close! Nice photos!

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  23. nice shots. great project using the environment to generate electricity :)

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  24. Excellent post! I believe wind turbines were made to be photographed! Yours are terrific.

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  25. Thanks for the post. Planning a trip down there this coming long weekend and can't wait! Wonderful post. Hope I can capture them as well as you have. ;-)

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  26. It's nice to read and know more about the places from your world.

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  27. neat pictures of the windmills, so glad that energy is able to come from cleaner sources. Your self portrait is great!

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  28. Ang ganda ng lugar at ang laki ng electric fan :)

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  29. hahaha... eto pala pinost mo sa facebook ko. parang ako model sa mga post mo ah. hehehe... my favorite here are the lawstude moment and the last shot.

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