Let me take a moment to apologize for two things. First, the delay in getting this posted, which was caused by an Internet outage on the ship followed by some insane technical problems on my laptop. Second, the fact that some of the web cams were out during our transit. It seems that when a Los Angeles class nuclear submarine is the ship right in front of you odd things happen, like web cams getting turned off, and interned connections shut down. The technical problems were just my own fault.
So without further ado, the pictures from our transit morning:
We got up early and took a few snaps before we pulled up anchor. We have a shot of the refueling barge, a shot of our friendly Los Angeles Class nuclear buddy, and the city of Colon which guards the entry to the Canal.
I popped up on deck to see what it was like, and insane is a good description. I must say that while some people were very willing to let you jump into “their spot” for a moment an take a few snaps, others were very ill-disposed to help out their fellow humans. I found that deck 4 was much more hospitable than the semi vicious throng on 10 forward. Beci avoided all of the crowd problems by putting her feet up and relaxing on our veranda.
The Panamanians have recently restarted work that the United States began in the late 30’s and stopped because of the start of World War II. The first picture below is the entry to the new locks, which are under construction, and will eventually take a ship that is 50 feet wider, and 400 (or 600, can’t remember which) feet longer than the current locks. Cross your fingers for the next two Disney ships.