01.23.2017 - 01.23.2017 87 °F
The start of a beautiful day transiting the Panama Canal
Here is the new bridge construction that we saw from the ferry from Colon and now we pass by in the Serenity.
The new locks for the Neo-Panamax vessels is on the left - we go right.
Hard to believe we are privileged to make this journey again!
Bringing the lines to our ship - so we can be connected to the little guiding locomotives
Original engineering, way back to 1914, is still the way it all works.
Remember we crossed the lock in a taxi? It was here.
We may not be Panamax, still, we are a tight fit.
The bow is a crew-only area, a good place to view our passage through the Canal.
As we wait for the incoming waters in the lock to raise us up, a container ship enters on its way to the Atlantic.
We approach the narrowest part of the Canal - the Culebra Cut- and the Bridge over the Continental Divide
Aack!!! Looking over the side!
Almost through - the new Pacific side lock is here on our right
The Bridge of the Americas in the distance
We're in the final lock - on our way to the deep Pacific Ocean.