Up close, you can hear the windmill blades whooshing. It’s not loud, you have to cup your ears, but a very cool addition to the windmill visit. I’ve been curious about the windmills for years. Who hasn’t? They greet you at the pass as you come into Palm Springs.
The tour was excellent, led by volunteer Bruce, who told the windmill story well, its history, development of the technology, the amount of electricity generated, the future of wind power — All told as we rumbled through on a 6-person “golf cart”.
He’s a good storyteller, had the facts and the drama of it all.
The tour was a highlight of the weekend, still talking about it. I recommend it to anyone who is curious about those enormous white windmills.