Getting Away from it All, on a Wind Turbine

August 31, 2015

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air.

Brother Joseph Byron was recently relaxing atop the Portsmouth Abbey School’s wind turbine — as he often does — when a drone zoomed in.

Video taken by the drone, owned by a Californian on vacation, shows Byron sprawled across the turbine’s flat surface, with views of Narragansett Bay in the background. The footage was posted online this week.

Byron told the Providence Journal on Thursday he’s now hearing from everyone on the planet.

He says seeing the drone was a little annoying since he climbs the turbine when he wants to be alone.

Byron has been climbing the turbine since its 2006 installation.


3 Responses to “Getting Away from it All, on a Wind Turbine”

  1. dumboldguy Says:

    Brother Joseph says “seeing the drone was a little annoying since he climbs the turbine when he wants to be alone”. LOL

    How “Benedictine” and “hear a different drummer” of him, finding such a unique place to “be alone” on the nearly ONE square mile campus of a private school that costs nearly $60,000 a year to attend. He could have been just as alone sitting in one of the Rolls Royces in the student parking lot, although climbing up to the top of the turbine IS a good cardio drill.

  2. Andy Lee Robinson Says:

    Hehe! Brilliant!

  3. That’s the last place any sane person would go to relax, and they’re creating hell for people below. Calling wind turbines quiet is BS straight from the industry manual, written by androids who couldn’t give a bat’s ass about the environment. They just want something rad to power their Teslas with. Big Wind is a nasty, carpetbagging industry.

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