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Friday, October 29, 2004

To Pass the Time

posted by Jazz at 10/29/2004 07:05:00 AM

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Whether or not you're an aficionado of web cams, I'd like to share one bookmark that my colleagues and I always keep on hand. Particularly if you live in areas where the weather can get inclement in the winter, you may want to check out the Arubacam. It's a pair of cameras set up at the Bucuti beach resort in Aruba. At various times, you'll see people on vacation moving around near the beach, going in and out of cabanas, and very often a cruise ship sitting off the coast. In fact, I just checked right now and there's a large white cruise ship in full view. (Click on image for full size version.)




This is a very early morning shot. Later, the area isn't' in shadow and it's really beautiful. You can see a small white sign in the middle of the sandy area. It says something like "Stand here and web cam will zoom in on you." Occasionally guests will go and stand by the sign and the cam operators switch to a close in zoom shot of them.

When the rain is pounding or the snow falling near my office, I like to click on this link and, just for a moment, drift away to warmer climes. Enjoy.