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Webcam Cache

Banbury Cross WebCam

A cache by Mad H@ter
Hidden : 10/26/2005
In Southern England, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

This webcam is located in the centre of the historic town of Banbury, Oxfordshire and is pointing towards Banbury's most famous monument, the Banbury Cross.


There is plenty of parking in the multi-story car parks, or if you are lucky, or visit at a quiet time, there is short stay parking in the surrounding streets at 60p for 1 hour. Now make your way over to the given co-ords, look up at the camera, hold your GPSr up high and smile. You will of course need an internet connection to capture this picture, so you need to make arrangements beforehand with a friend with a computer; unless of course you are lucky enough to be able to do this in the street.

Click on the webcam image above to open up the Banbury-Cross Webcam.

To save an image using Internet Explorer (sorry, I have no info for other browsers):

  • Right click on the webcam image, and from the popup menu select 'zoom - full screen'.

  • Press the Print Screen (Prt Scr) button at top right of the keyboard.

  • Right click again and select 'Exit Full Screen'.

  • Open Paint (or your favourite image editing software) and paste the copied image and then save it.

Note 1: The webcam only remains live for about 1 minute, if you take too long to get your picture you will need to restart the webcam.

Note 2: Be aware that you might have problems getting a clear image at night time due to reflections off of the window the camera is behind when the office light is on.

Note 3: Any logs without a webcam picture will be deleted.

I have been passed the following info (thanks walk tall) that may help some, although I did not have (or need) this option on my Vista powered PC:
"I found I had to change the video acceleration setting before I could capture the image. You can do this by following these instructions:
Right click on image and select "Options" Select "Advanced" on the Performance tab In "Video Acceleration" section, make sure "Use high quality mode" is ticked .

Unfortunately, at the moment, you will only be able to access the webcam using a computer with Internet Explorer and Active-X. If you are one of the minority who do not have access to such a computer, please get in touch prior to your visit and we will see if we can help out.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx hc ng gur jvaqbj nobir gur nppbhagnagf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/25/2014 8:09:02 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:09 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum