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Jan 23 - PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT

sunny 87 °F

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The start of a beautiful day transiting the Panama Canal

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Here is the new bridge construction that we saw from the ferry from Colon and now we pass by in the Serenity.

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The new locks for the Neo-Panamax vessels is on the left - we go right.

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Hard to believe we are privileged to make this journey again!

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Bringing the lines to our ship - so we can be connected to the little guiding locomotives

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Original engineering, way back to 1914, is still the way it all works.

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Remember we crossed the lock in a taxi? It was here.

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We may not be Panamax, still, we are a tight fit.

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The bow is a crew-only area, a good place to view our passage through the Canal.

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As we wait for the incoming waters in the lock to raise us up, a container ship enters on its way to the Atlantic.

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We approach the narrowest part of the Canal - the Culebra Cut- and the Bridge over the Continental Divide

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Aack!!! Looking over the side!

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Almost through - the new Pacific side lock is here on our right

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The Bridge of the Americas in the distance

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We're in the final lock - on our way to the deep Pacific Ocean.

Posted by Swenigale 11:55 Archived in Panama

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