These windmills are not in use for wind power anymore but people do still live in them! And, as the tour person told me, though the windmills are not used for power, the people who live inside of them must have several years of experience and go through quite extensive training for windmills in order to be allowed to do so.
This day, the air weighed thick and heavy upon us but we were able to go quickly to tour the windmills and to see the insides of the two open to the public. We had to return to the beginning at a very quick pace as the sky was turning black and rumbly and lightening spurring us on. We had *just* made it back to the bus stop when a deluge poured down. By the time we arrived back home, there was many inches of water on the roads we had to drive through. The bus driver said "I am not a bus driver! Today, I am a sailor!"
I watched from my seat as all the men and women who were returning from work on their bicycles, pedaled through inches of water to get home. They were drenched, poor souls. On that day, I thought, perhaps cycling everywhere wasn't always idyllic.