Alas, our opportunity to all be virtual long shore workers has come to an end.
The web cam installed at the Fairview Container Port has now been assigned a password, destined for use by only those with a need to know and official permission. A decision that is going to leave countless Rupertites off the invited list, no longer able to view the happenings at the container facility.
It was an expected change of access, no doubt the workforce and management on site, who are now busy unloading container ships, probably weren't too thrilled with the idea of busy bodies at home watching them work, take their breaks and do whatever else there is to do on a busy waterfront.
But for locals who had found the camera handy to track the progress of the port it will mean having to go cold turkey from their routine of watching the activities.
No longer able to peer through the lens, we'll have to actually physically wander down to the observation site, if it's open to the public yet and watch things in person. A prospect that many may choose to forgo, once Novembers big storms arrive on our coast.