At the Pedro Miguel Locks we were still right behind our friends in the USS NoInternet. Behind us the line of container ships stretched around the corner of the canal.
As you leave the Pedro Miguel locks you cross a small lake behind the Miraflores Dam. To the right of the dam are the two Miraflores Locks chambers, along with the Panama Canal visitors center. As we approached the Locks we were surprised to see that every available space in the visitors center was crammed full of people who had come to watch us go thru the locks. When the Captain sounded the horn in itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s signature When You Wish Upon a Star melody the crowd went wild cheering and waving. So now we all know what itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like to be a bug on a rock starÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Once we were thru the Miraflores locks (IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d share pictures, but they look remarkably like every other picture of locks that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen in previous posts) we were into the Pacific. The Bridge of the Americas was our last major landmark as we sailed out of the harbor and into the pacific. The Bridge is the Trans-America highwayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s connection between North America and South America. As we sailed out of the harbor, the city of Panama came into view. Although itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a bit hazy, you can see how surprisingly large the city is. In the foreground is the remains of the old Spanish fortÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wall in front of the white building on the point.
And as a close out for the day, we had dinner in LumierÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s where we had Belle and the Beast dancing for our entertainment. Closer to our table we had Orlan and Perry dancing for no discernible reason.
The next two report will be by Beci. How come she gets the sea days?
Thanks for all the information Chris – it is really facinating! I love the new name you gave the sub 🙂
Beci and Chris – these updates are wonderful and the photos are absolutely amazing! I feel like I’m there with you! Before your trip I never even considered this voyage and now it’s #1 on my list of to-do’s! I’m glad you are having such a great time and look forward to each enty – thanks!
These are wonderful updates! The pictures are amazing and I feel like I’m there with you all. I never even considered this voyage but now it’s right up there on my must-do list! Thanks for the entries and I’m looking forward to more!