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On the Wind | Miami, Florida | Aruba | San Blas Island (Panama) | Puerto Limon, Costa Rica | Panama Canal | Acapulco, Mexico | Manzanillo, Mexico | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | Los Angeles and area

Panama Canal

Transit of the Panama Canal. From Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean to sunset over the Pacific in one day - and without the aid of an aircraft!
DSC01462 - Approaching the Gatun Locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal about 6:20AM 24/04/04
DSC01462 - Approaching the Gatun Locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal about 6:20AM 24/04/04
Panama Sunrise
Panama Sunrise
DSC01473 - Getting closer to the locks...
DSC01473 - Getting closer to the locks...
DSC01475 - The first lock
DSC01475 - The first lock
Very peaceful misty morning in Panama
Very peaceful misty morning in Panama
DSC01481 - At the first gate
DSC01481 - At the first gate
DSC01482 - Lock gate opening to let us into the first lock
DSC01482 - Lock gate opening to let us into the first lock
DSC01484 - Exiting the last of the 3 Gatun locks into the Gatun Lake
DSC01484 - Exiting the last of the 3 Gatun locks into the Gatun Lake
DSC01485 - Captain and pilot on the bridge as we enter Gatun Lake
DSC01485 - Captain and pilot on the bridge as we enter Gatun Lake
DSC01486 - Gatun Dam to control water levels in the lake
DSC01486 - Gatun Dam to control water levels in the lake
DSC01490 - Colorful treetops on island in Gatun Lake
DSC01490 - Colorful treetops on island in Gatun Lake
DSC01491 - Dredge working on deepening the channel
DSC01491 - Dredge working on deepening the channel
DSC01492 - One of several very basic fishermen's huts allowed on the Gatun Lake
DSC01492 - One of several very basic fishermen's huts allowed on the Gatun Lake
DSC01493 - Another hut on the point of land
DSC01493 - Another hut on the point of land
DSC01494 - The canal work area and the Hercules crane used to lift lock gates for repairs
DSC01494 - The canal work area and the Hercules crane used to lift lock gates for repairs
DSC01495 - Entering the Gaillard or Culebra Cut (almost half the length of the overall canal route)
DSC01495 - Entering the Gaillard or Culebra Cut (almost half the length of the overall canal route)
DSC01497 - The height of land between Atlantic and Pacific. Raining here...
DSC01497 - The height of land between Atlantic and Pacific. Raining here...
DSC01500 - A suspension bridge under construction
DSC01500 - A suspension bridge under construction
DSC01502 - Hmmmm seems to be a piece or two missing...
DSC01502 - Hmmmm seems to be a piece or two missing...
DSC01503 - Entering the Pedro Miguel Locks
DSC01503 - Entering the Pedro Miguel Locks
DSC01504 - Pretty countryside at the Pedro Miguel Locks
DSC01504 - Pretty countryside at the Pedro Miguel Locks
DSC01508 - Us at the Miraflores Locks
DSC01508 - Us at the Miraflores Locks
DSC01509 - An observation tower at the Miraflores Locks
DSC01509 - An observation tower at the Miraflores Locks
DSC01510 - Exiting the last lock of the Miraflores Locks
DSC01510 - Exiting the last lock of the Miraflores Locks
DSC01511 - Moving right along...
DSC01511 - Moving right along...
DSC01513 - Leaving the Panama Canal behind
DSC01513 - Leaving the Panama Canal behind
DSC01516 - The Bridge of the Americas ahead
DSC01516 - The Bridge of the Americas ahead
DSC01517 - Looked questionable that we could go under this one...
DSC01517 - Looked questionable that we could go under this one...
DSC01519 - Framed by the Bridge of the Americas
DSC01519 - Framed by the Bridge of the Americas
DSC01521 - A bit of the Panama City skyline through the haze
DSC01521 - A bit of the Panama City skyline through the haze
DSC01525  - End of a peninsula and a couple of islands off Panama City
DSC01525 - End of a peninsula and a couple of islands off Panama City
DSC01528  - Ships at anchor awaiting their turn. The tiny dots over the far right ship are pelicans in formation
DSC01528 - Ships at anchor awaiting their turn. The tiny dots over the far right ship are pelicans in formation
Pelicans flying in formation off Panama
Pelicans flying in formation off Panama
DSC01532 - More pelicans
DSC01532 - More pelicans
DSC01534 - ...and 3 more
DSC01534 - ...and 3 more
DSC01535 - Colorful sunset over Panama as a very interesting day draws to a close
DSC01535 - Colorful sunset over Panama as a very interesting day draws to a close