Dom Mee Atlantic Crossing comes to an end

WOW some troubling information on the news and Dom’s website this morning.

Looks like the high seas and the little kite powered boat had a showdown over the weekend. Needless to say it appears that the sea has won. Dom is now safely aboard the Canadian Coast Gaurd ship Cygnus and is on his way to St. John’s Newfoundland where Dom’s journey started.

You can read all the updates on Dom’s website.

What Happened?

Glad your safe Dom!

Cheers,
Bill

Purdy’s Wharf


Purdy’s Wharf

Originally uploaded by wdrwilson.

Yesterday was another beautiful day and I decided to take some more KAP shots. So Pete, Greg and Alex (Greg’s 2 y.o. son) and I headed out for a few hours. I headed back to the RESL Wind Turbine site but didn’t get any really good pictures. Then we headed down to Purdy’s Wharf in Downtown Halifax. The wind was great and the reflections off the mirrored buildings were incredible.

Today I posted this photo to my flickr photostream and then shared it with the Halifax flickr group. I made a quick post about my aerial photo set and BelarusRikk replied to my post and inquired about how the photos were taken. While I was replying I checked out BelarusRikk’s photo stream and found that they had a photo of Purdy’s Wharf around the same time. Sure enough you can see the kite flying high in the sky and Peter and I standing on the wharf.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71935277@N00/40615475/

Too Cool!!!

–Bill

RESL Wind Turbine


RESL Wind Turbine

Originally uploaded by wdrwilson.

Last week we noticed this huge new wind turbine being setup on the edge of route 333 in Halifax. I couldn’t get over the size of it and I thought it would be a perfect candidate for some aerial shots.

So today I managed to get out to take some photos. The winds were good but not quite enough to get the rig higher than about 100-150 ft off the ground. (time to make a Maxi-Dopero). This is the only really decent shot I was able to get in my two attempts to photograph the turbine. I like this shot as the clouds are particularly interesting and you still get a sense of scale (not enough IMHO).

RESL has 3 more turbines lined up and ready to go in different parts of Nova Scotia. This particular turbine will generate enough energy to power 250 homes. Gotta love the wind!!!
RESL.CA

Cheers,
Bill