Monday, October 26, 2009

My 1st Webcam Cache!

Webcam Cache: These are caches that use existing web cameras placed by individuals or agencies that monitor various areas like parks or road conditions. The idea is to get yourself in front of the camera to log your visit. The challenging part, however, it that you need to call a friend to look up the web site that displays the camera shot. You will need to have them to save the picture to log the cache. If you’re a tech-head you could use your wireless modem and save the image yourself on your laptop.

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With the help of my mom, I was able to complete this cache. Wilbur's Wildcat Webcam was on the University of Arizona campus. I had been there, but never really had the chance to explore it. So thank-you Geocaching for giving me an excuse to walk around a bit!

Here I am at the cache. Phone to ear and camera around the neck. We also happened catch a biker in the background.

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The University of Arizona campus was really pretty. I walked right through the main street, where all the eateries, bars and stores were. There were a lot of people out an about, many of those people on bikes. Tucson is way more bike friendly than Cincinnati! Though, Cincinnati is hilly, and I don't know that any one would choose a bike over walking for getting around there anyway...

After I completed the Webcam Cache, I headed toward a nearby traditional cache. On the way I stopped at Penguin's and had a reallllly good smoothie. It was sort of a create your own smoothie place, so I had Pineapple Juice, Mango Tart Frozen Yogurt, Strawberries and some Kiwi. Mmm mmm good!

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I sipped on my smoothie on the way to the cache. I made a quick and easy find and snapped a goodbye shot of the Tigger TB I was carrying.

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8 comments:

  1. Yes, I have do a webcam cache everyday!!!!
    Really.

    Look here:

    http://www.earthcam.com/usa/hawaii/waikiki/

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  2. hey!
    I have never done a webcam cache. It's on my list of Icons to collect though! :)
    There is a cool one on parliament hill in Ottawa, which is my my target!
    Happy Caching!

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  3. The one and only Webcam cache I have done is London - Beatles Abbey Road (GC6F12) when I visited London in 2008. I got in touch with a local geocacher who helped me out and took some pictures on the Webcam for me. It was awesome! :D

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  4. I had to look it up, but I've done 15 of them. They can be tricky to do sometimes.

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  5. Allegro: hope you get to that one in Ottawa soon!

    Theresa: Hey, if you have one, why not have it in a different country! so cool!

    Robb: 15!?! That is a ton. I think we only have 2 in the area, I'd need to do some traveling to get 15 ;-)

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  6. wow i just wanted to let you know that you completely inspired me to start getting into this whole geocaching thing. i hadn't even known what it was before i saw all your posts on it here, i had never even heard of it. i find it so interesting; once i checked it out onine (through a link on your site), i pretty muh just dove right into it. i love it now, lol. its a fun activity, and definitely interesting. thanks so much for introducing me to this!! =)

    -Kelly D
    http://adastraabextra.blogspot.com

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  7. I love Webcam caches and whenever I travel somewhere, I always like to see if I can find one or two. They are harder and harder to get, it seems.

    I know there is one in Dublin, so I am hoping it is still running well when I go there next summer. I currently have six, but would like to get to at least 10!

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  8. That's a great explanation and lovely photos! The webcam looks like it it in a dorm room?!

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