This cache will take you to Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Chatham is a small, quaint town located at the southeast tip of Cape Cod. It borders the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Nantucket Sound to the South and Pleasant Bay to the North. (For a more detailed description of the town click here.) This is one of two Chatham webcam caches and is located at Stage Harbor Marine. The other webcam cache is located at the Yellow Umbrella book store on Main St(GCHCX1). There are two other webcams in Chatham but they are not caches yet. They are located at the Fish Pier and Outermost Harbor.
The coordinates given are the coordinates of the bench where the camera is aimed. The camera takes only two pictures a day at 10:10 AM and 2:10 PM so plan your trip carefully. Remember, however, that even though you have access to a super-accurate clock (your GPS), the webcam may not, so make sure you get there a little early. In fact, the camera used for this bench close-up picture also takes a panorama of the area five minutes before it zeroes in on the bench. Seeing the camera moving to take the panorama is the warning that the close up is coming in a few minutes. Also, prior to taking the bench picture you can watch it aim down at you, so start smiling when it does!
Fortunately, with this webcam, the pictures are saved for a week so you won’t need anyone at home saving the picture of you. It will still be on the website when you get home! The website where you can find the webcam pictures is as follows:
When you are having your picture taken, hold out your GPS so we know which person you are as I am doing in the picture below. When you get home, capture the picture of yourself from the webcam. (See the hint if you don’t know how to do this)
There is no physical cache. In order to “log a find” for this cache you must only upload the picture of yourself from the webcam along with your log using the normal geocaching.com upload mechanism. You might want to limit the size of your photo to 100k bytes, but with the new website changes, it looks like geocaching.com will do this for you.
These webcams are provided by TeleCAM Systems, 19 Winterberry Lane, Rehoboth, MA 02769-1317
While you are in Chatham you will want to visit all the shops on main street, see the light house, and perhaps go on a seal watching tour off Monomoy Island. Good luck!