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30 Days Wild : Tune in to Switch Off.

This photo was taken recently at the beach on a very hot June day.

It's one way to make sure the use of electrical gadgets is kept to a minimum, for this challenge -  get back to nature, sand between the toes, take a dip in the cool sea...watch the wind power!

The Wildlife Trusts' challenge; blog about the daily wildlife and nature activities in June 2018. Kent, Surrey, London and Sussex..
Wind Power.
From sails to windmills to wind turbines to flying - wind power is the force behind all that that energy - and it might be a good place to start reading up about green energy!

This gull stole the shot as it glided past the wind turbines in the background.

For the #30dayswild post in 2016, Nature Challenge : Tune in by Switching off, click here.

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