Archive for January, 2011

Floating Hotel

Monday, January 17th, 2011

I blogged about the massive wind farm that is being constructed in the North Sea within (occasional) view of my wheelhouse. There are currently 56 turbines up out of a planned 141 – making this the biggest offshore windfarm in Britain.

The workers on the windfarm stay on a huge ‘floating hotel’ called the M/V Wind Ambition, moored several miles offshore. It accomodates hundreds of people, and has restaurants, a cinema and a gym. They must have a great time out there. I ought to play a gig on board! At night it is lit up like a Christmas tree. It reminds me of the beautiful ocean liner seen from the shore at the end of Fellini’s ‘Amarcord’.