Soooo exciting.... navigating the locks of the Panama Canal.
This was mostly an all day trip which began on deck with Coffee and Panama Rolls for a 6:30am start. We are about the enter the first lock in the photo below. Anyone want to know how to make Panama Rolls? I managed to get a recipe from our ship's Culinary Arts Chef. ( Click on any photo for enlarged views.)
A long slow trip trough the lake and canal until finally at the Pacific side where we need enter a new lock this time to drop to sea level. The lock in the distance is about to fill adding appx. 30 feet of water level ( by gravity) at 3 million gallons per minute... it flooded in like a category 4 white water river... (unbelievable).
Most know a much larger set of locks is under construction to allow the new giant ships /cruise liners of today to pass through. Those locks appear a long way from completion. News at eleven, as they say.