Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 107, Panama Canal Transit

I awoke early this morning to get photos of our transit through the Panama Canal.  Today, we began the 48 mile canal journey west from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean via the Gatun Locks and lake.  For safety reasons, the ship had to anchor for 2.5 hours in order for a liquid gas tanker to clear the Culebra Cut before the Amsterdam entered the narrowest part of the canal. Midafternoon we entered the Pedro Miguel locks and we finally made it past the Miraflores locks and under the Bridge of Americas into the Pacific Ocean by sunset.  There was only one ship today that we could track through the new locks, the MSC Channe, interesting…  The weather was spectacular…it was one of the most pleasant temperature wise transits we have had.  I am still feeling the effects of my fall two days ago and had an early evening.



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