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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