Sunday, August 19, 2012

Good Morning, World

It's overcast down here, one of those mornings where the webcam on Hurricane Ridge shows us exACTly where the ceiling is:

Hurricane Ridge Webcam, August 19, 2012 (Click for larger image.)

This morning, for the second day in a row, OrcaLive has its camera down in the kelp forest under the waters of Johnstone Strait at Cracroft Point. Yesterday there were close sea urchin manifestations, many fish, and a lot of delighted watchers— who up until five years ago took the opportunity to hang around with their heads under the sea all summer for granted, and were thrilled, thrilled I say, to be able to be there again. To stay current with how OrcaLab is proceeding with the experiment in bringing back their cameras, keep your eye on the community page.

So I went wandering about just now hoping to find enough webcams to confirm it is overcast at the moment all the way from here to there (it is) and found a really extensive BC webcam page, which found me the view of Victoria harbor from the top of the Royal BC Museum (whee) and a jillion other nice places to visit.

As to nice places to visit, the Brown Bear & Salmon Cam is offline until next summer sometime; there isn't a marmot cam, alas, and the new marmot blog hasn't been updated since early in the season, alas alas.

A sensible woman would go out to the ocean today.

First Beach Web Cam (Click for larger image.)

OK, then, perhaps I shall. After I stick my head back under the sea and watch the kelp waving around for a while longer...

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