In late July, we spent a week in another location on the west coast of Norway, on an island called Lammetu — located in Fjaler, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. As the bird flies, we actually were not all that far from where we had spent a week earlier in July, which I have posted about previously, but due to the meandering coastline and mountainous regions, the new locale could have been in a whole other world. We stayed in a hytte that was across the water from 9 wind turbines near the town of Korssund. Strangely enough (or not so strangely), the turbines were not featured in the photos posted in the advertisement. Here are a view images taken from the hytte, in which I chose to feature the windmills.
3 thoughts on “Summer Travels – A Stay on Lammetu”
I have up til now not seen wind turbines in Norge, in comparison with quite a few in Sweden and Denmark. I assumed hydro provided all the country’s renewable needs. Did they bother you at the hytte? Noise-wise?
Photo 6 is my pick, btw.
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Hi! Yes, wind turbines are much more common in Sweden and Denmark but Norway has gotten into the game as well. Hydropower is definitely where Norway gets most of its power but I will say that with the drought we had this past summer (and a few years back as well), the electricity prices had gone sky-high! As with everything concerning trying to go “green” with energy (with the caveat that nothing that harvests energy truly leaves no footprint), my opinion is that multiple “solutions” is the way to go. I don’t think it is safe to rely on only one type of alternative energy source. I really wish that Norway would get creative and put a lot of effort and money into R and D to develop some form of tidal-driven energy source since the coastline here is very long. The wind turbines did not bother me at all, other than looking at them when facing that direction, one would not be aware of them. I do know that there is an active “anti-wind” sentiment within the ranks of Norwegians. It certainly is hard to find the “best” (least intrusive) way for us humans to derive our energy. As for me, the most important thing is to stop with carbon-sourced energy as quickly as possible so whether it is wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, hydro or whatnot, the faster we get away from carbon, the better for our planet. Thanks for your comments, I always appreciate them.
I totally agree with you, Kewtie! It is hard to find the perfect approach to renewable energy, at least one that powers the energy needs we have at present and into the future. Australia has an economy founded on mining and natural resources and there is still much unwillingness to end coal mining. Whole towns have been reliant on coal for income and have sprung up in decades past because of a coal mine. They were wealthy and suddenly they are faced with unemployment and their houses are worthless if the mine shuts. Not a prospect they like. It is hard to break the mentality and we see advertisements on TV talking about clean coal! It is not clean energy! A multi-pronged approach is the best and I often wonder why the Saudis can use tidal energy and countries like yours and mine can’t. It is such a powerful and endless force and somewhat predictable. I have heard many complain about the noise of the wind turbines but this sounds to me a bit like that not in my backyard excuse.
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