Coming soon to this blog: the donkey webcam

I have been considering for a while setting up a webcam on this blog, so visitors can see the donkeys live. I am hoping to have the webcam installed on the donkey field in February. Ideally, the camera will be running live in daylight hours so Matilde, Rubi, Morris and Aitana can be seen during their everyday activities and you can watch what they get up to when I am at work.

Maybe you will be able to catch them on camera doing something very silly, and I will miss it because I am at work.  Then you can write and tell me in the comments what silliness you have seen.  The view of the field will be from under the fig tree, where the camera will be sited in a place that gives the best all-round view of the donkeys, and they are only out of sight when on the left of camera in the corner of the field by the lemon tree.  Here’s a still shot preview of the camera position, with the Puig Campana mountain above Finestrat providing a spectacular back drop.

Proposed webcam position: the camera will have a wider angle lens than this still shot.

Proposed webcam position: the camera will have a wider angle lens than the phone camera used for this still shot.

I will keep you updated on the progress of this project.  Meanwhile, here is a taster: three of the videos captured on the field in the past years:


About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I like to listen to BBC Radio 4 and the wind in the pine trees. I am writing a comedy about a school in Benidorm. My favourite film of all time is "Jean de Florette". If I had my time again I would not have spent the early 1970s working for Special Branch.
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3 Responses to Coming soon to this blog: the donkey webcam

  1. grace says:

    they look soooooo happy!

  2. Frere Rabit says:

    They are indeed very happy donks. The final big project of my life will be to secure their future, for they will outlive me. I want to spend the next few years working towards a small donkey sanctuary – with these four as the starting group – that can in future offer shelter to other donkeys. The webcam is the next stage in developing this blog, and hopefully increasing the viewers. Slowly slowly, and I am still self-financing: the webcam is going to cost around 500 Euros (equipment and set-up).

  3. Frere Rabit says:

    Having announced a webcam project, which will require a significant investment of money to install, the fact that I have had no comments on the webcam project after 20 days may indicate one of two things:

    1. Nobody is reading this blog any longer (in which case there’s no point wasting money setting up a webcam…!)

    2. People are waiting eagerly for the webcam before making any further comment.

    Not sure what’s going on, but if all my readers have disappeared, a webcam would still be useful to keep an eye on the rood and norty donks!

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