Monday, 6 January 2014

Our World Tuesday., ABC Wednesday, Z for Zigzag Line

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  I liv near the windmills as you already know. There is a lot to tell about these mills, which  are real lifesavers in a country that is so far below sealevel. I already did that many times on my blog.
Here you can  see how the mills make a zigzag line, if you enlarge the photo

The wind mills are built in a zigzag line









The windmills of Kinderdijk are built in a zigzag line . This is to avoid that the first mill will take the wind out of the sails of the second one.





  From Australia wishing you a:

Happy New Year, health, happiness and honour in 2014.


Sylvia K said...

I've always been fascinated by the windmills and they were one of the things I enjoyed seeing "up close and personal" when I visited your country many years ago!! Hope your new year is off to a good start! Enjoy!

Leslie: said...

That makes perfect sense to me. I have seen some windmills nearby but they're nothing compared to the Dutch ones, I'm sure. :D You back for the next round?

abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

Hope you zigzag home soon.

Cloudia said...

I love the Netherlands - and YOU!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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The Weaver of Grass said...

I just adore mills Wil. Do I take it you are in Australia? If so, enjoy your stay and safe journey home.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love reading about the windmills and your country...I guess because of childhood stories, it seems like I have always been fascinated with the Netherlands. Wish I could visit in person.

I'm sure you're still having a wonderful time with your family and I wish you and them a most joyful and happy 2014.

Hildred said...

I didn't know that about windmills, - enjoyed seeing them as we passed through your country on the way to visit Canadian graves in Germany. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your family, Wil.

photowannabe said...

How interesting. I hadn't thought about the zig zag, but it makes perfect sense.
I have always thought windmills were rather magical.

Indrani said...

Good one on zig zag.
Wish you a very Happy New Year!

lotusleaf said...

I learn something new every time I read your post. Thank you.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

smart idea about building them zig zag. Another useful way is when taking a group photo with say 4 layers, the one behind stand Zig zg=ag so the person infront don't block u.Almost same idea.

Sorry, I have not been visiting much.

Obsessivemom said...

I find windmills very fascinating but haven't seen any from up close. The zig zag is such a good idea. Loved your post.