5 Interesting Webcams for your Procrastination Needs

Live Webcams, Virtual Travel, Procrastination, Norway train, International Space Station, Watching Grass Grow, Loch Ness, Nessie

I got interested in live streams long back when I chanced upon  a webcam in Masai Mara, Kenya. It was positioned over a small watering hole and one could occasionally see wildlife stop by for a drink. It was like a dream come true. About a decade back, I couldn't have dreamt of going to Africa. Not because of any tangible reason, but just because I didn't have enough imagination to plan such a trip. Since then I have travelled. Now I am sure I can even do a solo trip to Africa, so may be one day this too will happen.

Live Webcams, Virtual Travel, Procrastination, Norway train, International Space Station, Watching Grass Grow, Loch Ness, Nessie

However, getting back to the topic of webcams - over the past decade, there has been an explosion of webcams. Apart from wildlife webcams, there are also other webcams that cover some fairly quirky themes. I love sci-fi. paranormal, and general quirky stuff, so here I am bringing them to you. Most of these webcams are up and running, with the exception of the Lochness Webcam. That seems to be down because of the pandemic, but I am nevertheless adding it here because it did claim to capture a Nessie-like creature in Feb this year. So on to the list now.  

International Space Station Webcam

This one is my absolute favorite. If there are still debates about whether Earth is round or flat (if you don't believe that this is true, do a google search for the Flat Earth Society), this webcam should settle it. The great part about this webcam is that you do get to internalize that we humans have been able to make space satellites so fast that they are able to orbit the Earth in 90 minutes. As a result, the space station moves from darkness to light pretty quickly. One moment you are seeing the sun rise, the other moment you are looking at the stars. Check it out here.

Paris Catacombs Ghost Cam

There are several Ghost cams around the world, but I share the link to the Paris Catacombs Ghost Cam because it is live and functioning. Unlike the International Space Station webcam, however, this requires patience. It is unlikely that is ghost will pop up if you watch it for a few hours. You may want to keep a watch for a longer time. Or may be for a lifetime. This is how it is with such things. You will chance upon a ghost when you are least expecting, and when you expect one, you will most likely not see it. Anyhow, here is the link to the webcam.

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Costa Rica Volcano Cam

Back to something that is more real - here is an active volcano that you can watch. It will most likely not erupt while on your watch, but you never know. This particular volcano is close to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. It is Arenal and the volcano last erupted in 2010. While you are not likely to witness lava flowing out of it, the sight is beautiful with clouds covering the crater on the top and lush green forest all around it. The ecosystem around a volcano is also pretty interesting with colorful birds and insects and a variety of tall trees. Here is the link to the webcam.

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Lochness Webcam

If you have heard of the legend of Nessie, the monster that is supposed to inhabit the depths of Loch Ness, you will definitely want to subscribe to this webcam. It keeps a watch on the surface of Loch Ness, scanning it for any appearance of the monster. Indeed, in February 2020, it did claim to have captured a footage of Nessie. And in 2020 there have been 12 registered sightings of Nessie, all have been updated in the Official Loch Ness Monster Sighting Register. Click here to watch the webcam. Who knows, may be your name too will find a mention in the register. 

Norway Live Train Webcam

This is one of the most engaging webcam I have ever stumbled across. This is a webcam that provides the driver's view from the train as it traverses that scenic Norwegian countryside. While right now, it almost appears black and white because of the abundant snow, one can imagine what it would be like in spring. Click here and get hooked.

And here is a bonus webcam. If you enjoyed watching the guy do nothing, you will enjoy watching this. This is Watching the Grass Grow Cam, where the feed is updated every second. Of course you need to keep a close watch lest you miss the phenomenon. Here is the link and all the best. 


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