This summer I returned to camping life in a big way. I made the decision to see areas of Manitoba that I have never seen before. On a recent trip I was told that if we took a small detour I could see the wind farms in St. Leon. I said in a very flippant manner â€˜sure, why not.â€™
OMG! I knew these farms existed but to witness them up close and to see the massive blades rotating is truly a sight to be seen. Wind is the fastest growing energy source in the world. No wonder why Manitoba was chosen to be home to one of the largest wind farms in all of Canada. Itâ€™s impressive just to look at one of these monstrous structures, but when you see 62 of them disbursed over 23,000 acres of farmland it is mind blowing. Â Just to give you an idea of how high these structures are, imagine this. If you would take one wind turbine (blades includes) it would stand as tall as the 34-storey Richardson Building.
I am not even sure I had the words to thank my driver for suggesting the detour to see this amazing display of innovative engineering. I think I was too busy being in awe, snapping pictures and simply speechless. If I forgot to say thank you, I thank you now Jerry.