The Windmills On My Mind

I’m writing this around 5:00 AM on a Black Saturday, 26th of March

I’m still fascinated by the feeling I experienced when I get to come near and see with my own naked eye this fascinating creation – a WINDMILL!  

54 MW Pililla Windfarm - Sitio Bugarin, Pililla Rizal

The WINDMILL which actually is a product of human technology but I confess that I am soo soo fascinated with it.  So you must understand that I will be narrating my experience through this post with much feelings to the point of over reacting (forgive me)! 

Seeing a real windmill is actually in my secret bucket list that is why the wind farm in Ilocos Norte is in my travel list this year so I can see the Bangui Wind Farm.  While waiting for my hopeless schedule to free-up so I can sneak the Ilocos Norte travel plan, I came across a post by a fellow blogger about a wind farm in Pililla, Rizal. I was like – OMG! it’s technically within Manila!

So you can’t imagine my excitement when while we were driving through the mountainous and beautiful roads of Rizal during our annual Vicita Iglesia, I spotted a glimpse of the gigantic tall windmills towering among the mountains of Rizal!

I was screaming excitedly to my husband that we need to get off!  And when we reached the foot of the hill where the windmills are planted , I was over excited that I didn’t even feel the burning temperature of the vicinity. I ignored the burning heat, the dust and vehicles that were driving through and out of the hill. I completely forgot everything! I was just looking up astounded by the sight of the windmills.

CONFESSION:When I came very near the foot of the windmill, the sight overwhelmed me. I was drowned was engulfed by an unexplainable feeling while watching the blades gracefully but powerfully rotating in front of me. I became more fascinated by nature - unbelievably thinking how STRONG the wind that can make these gigantic blades to wheel.

While hubby was taking my photos with the windmills as back draft, I was actually checking my back from time to time  I was paranoid with the idea that the giant blades will slash my back. Crazy thoughts I know but it’s actually what I felt.

Windmill 2

  Windmill 1

TRIVIA:
One of my most fave TV advertisement when I was young was the “Dutch Maid Milk” commercial.  I’m not sure if anyone out there can still relate to this (LOL).  The reason why I like this ad is because there were windmills on that advertisement (another LOL to myself).  When I’m mentally writing stories (yes I do that) with farm setting, there’s always a windmill in my mental illustration.  This is how much I’m fascinated with windmills back then and till now.

FACTS:
The "Pililla, Rizal" Wind Energy Service Contract granted to Alternergy Philippine Holdings Corporation (APHC) covers an area of 4,515 hectares.  This Wind Energy Service Contract (WESC) has two phases, Pililla Wind Power Project and the Mt. Sembrano Wind Power Project.  The project consists of 27 wind turbine generators grouped into three clusters with aggregate capacity of 67.5 megawatts (MW). The said project, after completion will interconnect to Meralco’s Malaya-Teresa 115 kilovolts (kV) transmission line located just 10 kilometers from the project site Source: Wikipedia

MORE FACTS:
The title of this post is inspired by the song titled "The Windmills of Your Mind" by the French composer Michel Legrand and English lyrics written by American Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman.  The song was introduced in the film "The Thomas Crown Affair" in 1968 and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in the same year.  Several great singers recorded this song but I love the version by Barbara Streisand and Jose Feliciano. Source: Wikipedia

The same song is the background music in the video on this post.

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