Transit of the Panama Canal

 

Arrival at Balboa usually in the predawn

 

 

Follow the big Arrow and keep a sharp lookout

 

 

 

 

It gets light very rapidly in the tropics

 

 

First we enter the Pacific locks

 

 

 

Then it's into Lake Gatun

 

Spend some time cruising through the jungle

 

 

 

 

Buffet Lunch served on the closed Promenade.

(sorry no photo I was hungry)

Time to enter the Atlantic locks

 

 

And head for Crystobel

 

 

(Photos on this page taken in 1972,73 and 76 by Steve, Kevin Almy and Vaughn Walker)

 

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