Winter images of Whitelee Windfarm

(The above image was actually an accident which nevertheless provided a useful capture of cloud formations.)

This evening I am reprising a winter time visit to the local Whitelee Windfarm near Eaglesham which lies about 19 miles south of Glasgow.

Motivation for the trip was the crisp, clear visibility.  I thus ventured out to the highly elevated Eaglesham Moor, south of Glasgow, with aim of obtaining images of the City of Glasgow bathed in the sunlight. However, this did work out quite as I had hoped, principally due to the low elevation of the sun at this time of year. However, my trip was not entirely in vain as I did manage to secure some reasonable images of other vistas.

Firstly, I should mention that Eaglesham Moor has two main claims to fame,viz:
  1. It is where the Nazi leader, Rudolph Hess crash landed on May 10th 1941 in context of a hair brained scheme to end World War 2.
  2. It is home to one of Europe's largest wind farms.
The surface of the moor is usually wet and boggy but was frozen firm today which aided mobility.

Here is an aspect of the wind farm showing the frozen ground surface.

Here is a view of Glasgow from the south.
Another, view of the wind farm.

 Frozen hillocks with wind turbines in background.
This image shows the wind farm BUT the shadow in the foreground is deceptive. It is actually Dunwan Hill, an ancient site, originally thought to be Iron Age but more likely a high status homestead of the first millennium AD. I have climbed this hill in the past, when the terrain was very wet underfoot.

 Overall, a productive and satisfying trip.


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