Thursday, 16 July 2015

Blade runner

Apologies if this is not the finest quality shot but this cargo ship was nearly two miles away across the old Humber. The odd looking items are wind turbine blades heading to some assembly plant upstream. These may not match the world's longest blades (75m!) but they're still a fair size. News came only last week of yet another big deal for the wind powered industry with Dong from Denmark (I kid you not) signing to build an offshore turbine complex near Grimsby on the south bank, so we should expect to see more cargoes like this.


  1. I liked this image so much I showed it to my husband. Amazing (the image, not that I showed it to my husband :).)

  2. Those are big blades! I never really thought before about how they manage to move them around and get them to where they need to be.