Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Friday Shoot out: mytownshootout.:Power


Human power is still better in places when machines can't operate. Here, boardwalks in high stilts meants cars can't go. Man pedals special vehicles in the olden days were used to ferry goods.

Where the water is too shallow for the engine, human power steps in. The guides use long poles to shift the boats to deeper waters.



In Sarawak, we have 144 inches of rain a year, there are many rivers. At th eupper tributaries, the Outboard engine is the king.


The water engineer went to Western Australia and saw lots of these wind farms.



A Geo thermal station, NZ is lucky to have lots of these.


Trees are a renewable resource. My cousin Henry is a forester. They reforest the forest with pine trees.



More power stations. This one is at Wairekei. The water engineer likes to take us to visit them. He combines work with pleasure. I used to complain, but not anymore. You can't beat them, join them.


A station at Huntly.
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These wind farms are in Western Australia.
http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/01/west-australia-2.html

New Zealand is very lucky to have lots of lakes, rivers, trees and geothermal activities. These are our main source of power. Wind farms are experimented here.

In Borneo, where I went to the Mulu Caves. The Royal Mulu Resort used human pedal power to move the guest luggage as the chalets are spread over a big area, and board walk on high stilts to connect them, so cars are unsuitable.

In the river, they use outboard engines. When the motor fails because the water is too shallow, again human power comes to the rescue. They use long poles to move the boats.When machines fail, man comes in. Here the guides use poles to move theboats when the water is too shallow doe the outboard

19 comments:

Cynthia L. H. said...

Excellent post! You've captured the theme VERY well!
Thank you for sharing!
;^)

Kilauea Poetry said...

This was an interesting post..I really enjoyed it along with your photo captures! The last one is absolutly stunning- with smoke & clouds over the water- cool.
I thought you'd posted something on cancer recently and couldn't find it as there was another Ann? Anywho..have a great day-

Ellisa said...

you have so many sources of power in NZ! Who knew! Thanks!!

Patty said...

Very nice shots. Great mix of power. I love the human power idea. I wish we had wind power here. We live on the bay with wind blowing all the time.

J9 said...

I love the human power and resourcefulness of people to use what we have to power our world! The last shot is beautiful in an industry meets nature way!

Sarah Lulu said...

Human power was very clever! Loved that shot.

Denise said...

I like that we haven't eliminated ourselves in the process - great cover on the theme. I love the wind powered shots.

Jama said...

A good mix of power idea!

REDLAN said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of power and that is human power. New Zealand is one of the greenest and peaceful country in the world.

kate said...

That's a really good idea for 'power' - I like the one on the boardwarlk.

Chef E said...

I agree, excellent post!! The rain here has washed me out on my opportunities...you have captured the theme nicely...

gigi said...

Love all your power shots! Love the wind power.

Kathy in CA said...

Nice shots! I wish we had more geo-thermal plants!

A Scattering said...

Your post was really interesting, you covered so many different sources of power. Great job!

Sherri said...

Great submission!

Melissa said...

wow, I especially love the water shots and the photo of the trees..nature is truly beautiful and powerful

Ellisa said...

Hey Ann. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :hearts& I have a lot of pictures of detroit posted on both my family blog and my photo blog. Be sure to check them out.

Doreen said...

I love your shots of New Zealand. I would love to visit someday.

Carrie said...

Aren't those wind farms amazing? We don't have any here (yet) but I've seen them in other areas and can't believe how huge they are. Nice shots!