New Broome Webcam

 

For nine years, visitors to Broome have waved cheerily at the webcam fixed above Zanders at Cable Beach to include in their holiday experience for families and friends back at home. With its eye fixed on Broome’s most popular tourist spot, it has given people around the world reasons to fantasise about taking the holiday of a lifetime.

Lightning destroyed the camera in February but it has been replaced with a newer, faster model capable of streaming live video from the site.

And an infra-red function means people can now keep waving to their friends at night. Shayne Thomson, a former TV news cameraman who worked in Broome for 12 years, set up the webcam so he could monitor the surf from work.

But word of mouth meant it quickly took off as a popular tourist attraction which now attracts up to 2000 visits a day to the linked website during peak season. Read the rest of this entry »

The Shinkansen Webcam from Japan

The Shinkansen is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies. Since the initial Tōkaidō Shinkansen opened in 1964 running at 210 km/h (130 mph), the network (2,459 km or 1,528 miles) has expanded to link most major cities on the islands of Honshū and Kyūshū with running speeds of up to 300 km/h (188 mph), in an earthquake- and typhoon-prone environment. Test run speeds have been 443 km/h (275 mph) for conventional rail in 1996, and up to a world record of 581 km/h (361 mph) for maglev trainsets in 2003.

Shinkansen literally means “New Trunk Line”, referring to the tracks, but the name is widely used inside and outside Japan to refer to the trains as well as the system as a whole. The name “Superexpress” (超特急, chō-tokkyū?), initially used for Hikari trains, was retired in 1972 but is still used in English-language announcements and signage.

Tōkaidō Shinkansen is the world’s busiest high-speed rail line and carries 375,000 passengers a day, and has transported more passengers (4.5 billion) than all other high speed lines in the world combined. Though largely a long-distance transport system, the Shinkansen also serves commuters who travel to work in metropolitan areas from cities beyond the metropolitan areas.

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Live Webcam Turtle Watch in Florida at Henderson Park Inn

The white sand beaches of Destin and Santa Rosa Beach are well suited for the annual turtle migration ad nesting season. This year, we get a great insight with a live stream camera with infra red lighting to witness the hatching.

Turtles hatch during a full moon cycle, so the case of the Henderson Park Inn nesting in Destin Florida should result in a hatch this year of August 13th. FLV Hosting is a leading provider of live streams, and has supplied the live stream as a cross promotion with 30a Television and Henderson Park Inn.

“We are excited to be able to bring live stream technology to such a wonderful nature event,” said Mike McGuinness, VP Sales at FLV Hosting. “This is an event that not many people get to experience during their lifetime, so we are very pleased to be able to make it accessible to everyone, regardless of their location.”

A super close up of the turtle nest is not completely practical to ensure the safety of the turtles, and the infra red camera and stream will not affect their proper hatching. Sometimes bright lights near the beach confuse turtles, who mistake the lights for the full moon, so head inland instead of the Gulf of Mexico. An infrared camera is used as it will not affect the turtles as they hatch and rush to the sea : Live Webcam Turtle Watch in Florida at Henderson Park Inn

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Sicily Camera and Italy Webcam

Sicily covers the largest land area at 25,708 km and currently has just over five million inhabitants. It is also the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sicily is directly adjacent to the Italian region of Calabria, via the Strait of Messina to the east. The early Roman name for Sicily was Trinacria, alluding to its triangular shape. Sicily has been noted for two millennia as a grain-producing territory. The original inhabitants of Sicily were three defined groups, the most prominent and by far the earliest of which was the Sicani. Historical evidence has been discovered in the form of cave drawings by the Sicani, dated from the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, around 8000 BC, and is correlated with extinction of dwarf hippos and dwarf elephants.

Mount Etna, located in the east, is the only volcano on mainland Sicily and is the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. Sicily has its own unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, cuisine, architecture and language. More webcam from Italy : Here