Leaving Lake Gatun (Day 10 - Page 4)
We watched the locks open in front of us on the cabin TV..... Great view!
The "mules" raced back and forth doing their job with efficiency!
One Last Lock And Then Tie Up For The Evening To Transfer Some Staff
We have made it half way to the Pacific Ocean so it is time for some liquid refreshments while we float to the Pacific ocean entering through the Miraflores Locks!
We are going through the last lock before entering the Pacific Ocean and needed Sid (the waiter) to provide alcoholic assistance to assure we make it! It got dark very early Panamanian time.
Our balcony provided a great view of the passing into the Pacific Ocean!
The Dock Wasn't Pretty But It Worked!
The ship left the cargo dock EARLY and moved to a location just outside the city We decided NOT to go into Panama City this morning and spend a day on the ship virtually alone... The City didn't appeal to us and we have been through the canal several times before so it was a day of pure relaxation.
Sit by the pool, hot tub, trivia, afternoon movie in the ships theater and a visit to the Hamburger Joint... Paul's favorite food! It was hot and sticky so we stayed cool and go ready for a big night of dancing!
Fuerte Amador, located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal is an artificial peninsula jutting out into the Pacific from Balboa that connects three small islands to the mainland. It is now a bourgeoning tourism complex where local city dwellers enjoy cycling, walking, and enjoying the breeze and the incredible view of the Panama City skyline and on the other side, the ships entering the Panama Canal. It is separated from Panama city by Ancón Hill.
Lat (DMS)8° 55' 60NLong (DMS)79° 32' 60W