Friday, 21 February 2014

North Cape Wind Farm

This past fall we took a drive to North Cape (the very west tip of PEI) to see the windmills. Angela and I have been to many places around PEI but we had yet to see the windmills. We were a little late in the fall (Nov) so the interpretive centre was closed for the season.

It was windy the day we were there and the blades were spinning away generating power for PEI homes.  It is pretty awesome to see the sheer size of these blades in action. If it was a tad warmer and less windy we would have hit up the 5km interpretive trail along the water.

I can say it was a neat place to see and between the trail, the shore and the restaurant it's a good place to spend 2 to 3 hours. If I remember right, it took about 1.5 hours to drive from Seawinds Cottages to North Cape.
 You could hear the hum of the blades in the strong wind.

One of the blades on the ground for an example of the size as its hard to tell how massive they are when up in the air!
North Cape PEI
The Irish Moss harvesters were busy hauling moss up from the shoreline with a tractor and laying on the clay road near the cliff.


I must say based on the day we were there, its a great place for windmills. Very breezy!

So finally we saw the windmills! Another little trip off the list. Growing up and living in PEI for many years does not mean that we took the time for taking in all the PEI sights and attractions! The fun part for us at this point in our lives is to return to PEI and stay at Seawinds Cottages and look at the Prince Edward Island through fresh eyes. Visiting places we always wanted to check out. Having a young son will mean our future trips to PEI will be occupied with some fun ways to show our son how great of a place Prince Edward Island is!
We would love to have you check out our website and use Seawinds Cottages as your home base for a vacation in PEI to remember. 

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