I live and work in metropolitan Lewisport, KY. I like webcams, through which I can see the whole world!
By: Ylee , 11:09 AM GMT on March 12, 2012
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You know, most webcams are ethereal, at best. Totally dependant on the whims and constitution of the cam owner, a lot of webcams fall into disuse or have poor maintenance, because either the cam owner got tired of fooling with it or economic situations force the cam owner to shut it down. Even the National Park Service, which has arguably the best collection of webcams in the world, will show quite often "This webcam is temporarily closed for maintenance." If you look at the WU webcam directory, over the course of a few hours, the number changes often, sometimes by as many as 10 or 20 cams during the day! There has been several WU cams I have saved for further use that had closed by the time I was ready to use them in the blog!
Even this didn't prepare me for the shock I had last night when I started preparing for the new blog: WU had purged over half of the cams in their directory! From a peak of about 4000 a month ago, there were only 1600 last night! Since then, WU has slowly brought back cams to the directory; as of now the total is about 3000. Why they did this, voluntarily or involuntarily, I have no clue.
Case in point: the Guadeloupe cam that's on the top of the lineup. Until this morning, it wasn't on the directory, but if you check the cam, it has saved photos going back to the beginning of the month! Why??? Life's mysteries, I guess! :)
I do apologise, but I didn't have time to give any background to the cams. As time presents itself, I'll try to give some info on what you're actually looking at!
Thanks to chyneuze, the Baie de St. Jean cam!
From the Montana Department of Transportation, the Two Medicine Bridge cam!
From Milos, Greece, the Pollonia cam!
Courtesy of boatnut9, the Hood Head cam!
Thanks to Bryza, the Kielce, Poland cam!
From Adelaide, Australia, the Outer Harbor cam!
Thanks to buriansnow, the frazione di Canzano cam!
From Castletonite, the Castleton Valley cam!
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