The road leading to the Bangui Wind Mills
My first day at the wind farm, we went by the Burgos town proper and headed for the Bangui Bay via the first directional marker we spotted. We passed through a gravel road all the way to a downward slope going down to the beach. From inside the car, I could already see the wind mills. The first thing I did was to capture the wind mills from the car, the road leading to the beach.
The Bangui Wind Mill from the observation deck
On my second day, we proceeded first to the Bangui Bay observation deck. The marker is easy to miss but since our driver knew where we are heading, it was easy to track which side of the road we’re gonna set off. From the viewdeck, the spaces between the 15 turbines are easy to notice. There’s not much room for creative shots here because the angle is very limited. Either you take from each side or the center. Or could be that I wasn’t just being creative enough.
The Bangui Wind Mills from the east side of the beach
From the viewdeck, we passed by the Baruyen Bridge wherein another marker is in placed. We headed for the beach to get a closer encounter at the windmills. We passed by this one big house surrounded by a long line of fence. On the left are the colossal windmills grinding their blades with the wind.
David and Goliath. I asked Jay to stand beside one of the windmills to compare sizes.Standing underneath the windmill felt too good to be true. It’s so huge. I asked Jay to pose at the base of the windmill for size comparison. Going through some Internet searching, I found out that each of the 15 turbines is 70 meters high which is roughly equivalent to a 23-storey building.. Each blade is 41 meters long which is almost the size of an Olympic sized pool (which is 50 meters long).