We walked to Hatston to visit the wind turbine there and have a look inside. Everyone can see the turbine from all around Kirkwall. The tower is 40 metres high and the diameter of the blades is 44 metres. From the ground to the tip of the blade pointing straight up it is 67 metres. Some of us had noticed a red light at the top of the tower at night. This is to tell aircraft where it is.
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Inside we saw the ladder that goes up to the top. The engineers use a harness that attches to the ladder so that they cannot fall. They told us that when the wind blows its like being in a ship at sea!