(Written on Thursday although posted Today) A quieter day where I went up to the Turbine House.
This is the anchor point where the pour is happening tomorrow. And at the site was it was alive with a very attentive Primary School in tow.
They had come up to see the turbine now bolted in position.
Mick explained how the turbine worked and showed them the inside workings of the Pelton wheel.
Teacher had a look as well.
Even had a wee stop for lunch
and Dougal was not always in the background.
The children were asked if they could think up a name for the turbine and immediately had some response
Percy Pelton being one and discussions began. Outside to see where the water was going after it was through the turbine, the tailrace, not yet dugout and piped. They were asking very astute questions and Mick was really impressed at how quickly they picked up on the workings and the green angle and it seems they went back to the school all excited about how they were going to raise money for a share.
Thinking afterwards, I wonder if any one will be sparked by the visit today and become a renewable engineer or stay around and be involved in a project that the money generated from the energy will set up.
Although there is a lot of time pressure on the job there is nothing that is looking built in a hurry. Everything is solid, good build and substantial.
From here it was down to the bonfire site with a load of waste wood and the Inn in the evening to a lock up shift, a nice early one and home before twelve.