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My Favorite Webcams

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As you probably know, webcams come and go. Go to any website that lists cams and you'll find loads of bad links. Add to that the problem of images that don't refresh, or images that are as tiny as a postage stamp, and you'll soon decide that searching for a webcam is a frustrating experience.

I've done a lot of searching and listed here are the ones that I like. In my opinion, webcams should:

- present a large picture
- be in good or high resolution
- refresh automatically and frequently
- not require extra plugins
- preferably have no advertising on the image itself.

IF YOU have a good one, please email me: kenstick at telus dot net and thank you.

ON to the webcams.....

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Panama Canal:

panama canal webcam http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html?cam=HiDef
and click the magnifying glass
This URL gives you a large picture: http://www.acp.gob.pa/eng/photo/camera-java.html.
Gatun Locks is good too.
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 8 59'45.23"N, 79 35'27.17"W.

Probably my favorite link to it is this one: http://www.pancanal.com/common/multimedia/webcams/viewer-flash/cam-miraflores-hi.html.

Note the links to other pages of the Panama Canal website; browse around and you'll find a lot of fascinating info and animations plus videos. For example, note this one: http://www.pancanal.com/eng/general/howitworks/como-tour.html.

If watching ships and such is your "thing" then maybe this will help. This link will allow you to watch "from the bridge" of many (all?) of the Princess Cruise ships' webcams: http://www.princess.com/bridgecams/co/coral_bridgecam.html

THIS IS VERY COOL: If you see ships there and cannot make out their names, go to this site and enlarge it to show the ships individually and you can see ALL about them in REAL TIME! http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/ and note all the many ways you can configure that website to your taste.

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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia, Canada:

Lighthouse webcam http://www.novascotiawebcams.com/south-shore/peggys-cove-lighthouse.html
Best if you set it to refresh every 2 seconds.
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 44 29'30.35"N, 63 55'4.38"W.

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Halifax Waterfront, Nova Scotia, Canada:

Halifax webcam http://www.halifaxwebcam.ca/live/

In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 44 39'35.76"N, 63 33'27.30"W.

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Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, underwatercam:

underwater webcam http://www.breathebonaire.com/index.php?CURRENT_CAM=bonairecam2&SET_CAM=bonairecam2
Note there are 4 cams; one of them underwater; too bad about all the advertising.
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 12 9'0.34"N, 68 16'36.40"W

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Volcano: Mount St. Helens:

Mt St Helens Volcano http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/views/static-highdef.php

In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 46 11'54.29"N, 122 11'23.10"W.
I took this picture of it on May 9, 2009.
This one is sometimes OFF due to weather and access problem due to impassible roads.

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Mt. Redoubt Volcano: Alaska:

Eagle Webcam http://www.avo.alaska.edu/webcam/Redoubt_-_DFR.php
The view here most of the time is too cloudy to see anything but keep trying and you may get lucky and see a beautiful view of this active volcano which has been threatening to blow its top anytime. This is the "DFR" webcam; another webcam of this same volcano, that is sometimes very good is at "Hut" which you can see at http://www.avo.alaska.edu/webcam/Redoubt_-_Hut.php.

In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 60 29'19.99"N, 152 44'48.94"W.

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Australia: Hobart, Tasmania:

Australia webcam http://www.rosebay.tased.edu.au/webcam/medium.html
Note that you can change the size.
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 42 51'58.25"S, 147 20'7.84"E

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Switzerland: Brienz:

Switzerland webcam http://www.webcam-brienz.ch/
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 46 45'15.72"N, 8 2'24.11"E.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (English Bay):

Vancouver, B.C. http://www.katkam.ca/
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 49 16'47.53"N, 123 6'4.49"W. This is an approximation of the site.

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another of Vancouver:

Vancouver, B.C. http://www.numinous.ca/WebcamPage.htm
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 49 16'47.53"N, 123 6'4.49"W. This is an approximation of the site.

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Mexico:

Akumal, Mexico http://www.locogringo.com/Upload/akumal-beach-cam.html
Live on Akumal main beach at Lol Ha restaurant, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 20 23'45.90"N, 87 18'51.43"W

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Mexico again; this time the volcano:

Popcatepetl, Mexico http://www.cenapred.unam.mx/popo/UltimaImagenVolcanI.html
This volcano erupted again early in 2012. It is the famous Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico. Sometimes at night you can see it is spewing lava, if during the day, there is too much smoke or cloud. The camera refreshes automatically every minute or so.
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 19 01'23.53" N 98 37'13.48" W

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Another volcano; this time Mount Etna in Italy:

Mount Etna http://www.guide-etna.com/webcam/wcsrc/wc2.htm
This volcano also erupted again early in 2012. This link is to "Cam 2" as cams 1 and 4 were not working when I visited. Note the links to the various cams across the top of the page.
In Google Earth, copy and paste this into the "Search" box: 37 45'3.18" N 14 59'36.94" E

Here are more cams: http://www.ct.ingv.it/index.php?Itemid=202&option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper

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NOTE: British Columbia's highways webcams are listed at: http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/index.html.

To see webcams ON cruise ships, try this long list: http://www.kroooz-cams.com/.

Lots of webcams listed here: http://www.1000cam.com/?gclid=CNDskOHL04gCFQt7WAodJU8Yaw.

AND even more good ones here: http://www.earthcam.com/.





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