The long row of windmills in Bangui, Ilocos Sur is a sight to behold. It is so unusual in the Philippines that some people travel up to 1200 kilometers by land just to see it. I even know some people who has included the Bangui Windmills in their bucket list.
I’ve been to the NorthWind Bangui Bay Project for a couple of times now, both as part of a Northern Luzon Loop solo expedition, but this time would be different.
Bangui Wind Farm is a wind farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The wind farm uses 20 units of 70-metre (230 ft) high Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines, arranged on a single row stretching along a nine-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay, facing the West Philippine Sea.
I was fortunate enough to have met an MCP forumer – makoilokano. He works as an engineer in the windmills so I was able to go inside one of the them.
The Pinoy Rider with makoilokano of motorcyclephilippines.com
The pictures by the windmills have become far too common already among riders, and travelers so I figured, why not try something different and go inside the windmill itself.
The Pinoy Rider inside the Windmill
‘Til next time Ilocos Norte.
– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of http://www.pinoyrider.com – Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.
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