Travel Blogs from Panama Canal, Panama

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The tropical odyssey comes to an end..., San Blas, Kuna Yala Comarca, Panama City, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

The tropical odyssey comes to an end...

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... if not THE) greatest engineering marvel of our time. Connecting two of our greatest oceans and essentially crossing a whole continent, the Panama Canal is quite something and has made Panama what it is today. From the first attempt by the French in ...

Panama City day 2, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Panama City day 2

A travel blog entry by nycsfsdhopper

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... us out to the Canal, and Gamboa, the Tropical Rain forest resort area which includes a tram ride, and a monkey island boat ride. The panama canal is worth seeing  When we were there we got to see a container ship and a submarine (rare event) pass ...

Panama canal - Threading the needle!!, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Panama canal - Threading the needle!!

A travel blog entry by chris-roisin

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... 9 ½ hours to travel 51 miles. If anyone read this paragraph in isolation they would think I was writing about the M25!! The Panama Canal experience has been a bit like looking forward to Christmas. So long in the build up and although Christmas day is as ...

Through the Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Through the Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by lizallen

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We were up early to start our trip through the Panama Canal. The liner was circling similar to planes stacking to come into Heathrow. We were in a line of ships - no 19 to go through from south to north that day. It was bright and sunny and things looked ...

De l'autre cote... Atlantic here we come! (En-Fr), Panama Canal Transit, Panama travel blog

De l'autre cote... Atlantic here we come! (En-Fr)

A travel blog entry by sebchant

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... would board the boat and guides us through the canal. We had to make sure we could tick all the boxes on the Panama Canal transit requirements checklist: - 4 ropes of minimum 38m in length and 2.2cm in diameter for tying up in the lock chambers - ...

Panama Canal – 21 January 2013, Transit Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Panama Canal – 21 January 2013

A travel blog entry by jilliancarr

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Panama Canal – 21 January 2013  Well in 84o we traversed the Panama Canal. Boy was it hot!  We were up at 4.45 am.  Yes am and you will see that we were awoken by a loud bang of metal, which was the access door opening to let in the ...

The Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

The Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by akwonton

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... voyage flew by. Finals came and went (most good, some bad), the Ambassador's Ball was great fun, and the voyage through the Panama Canal was relaxing but slow. Everyone wanted to be home with their families and time was going by both slow and fast. The ...

Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by jon_lyall

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Panama Canal - From the Darien Province we passed through Panama City again and headed to the Panama Canal on the way to Eastern Panama.  Saw a few very large ships pass through the canal, visited the museum and were impressed by the whole size of ...

transit the Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

transit the Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by jodytomp

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Today we passed through the Panama Canal.  During the past few days we watched two different documentaries about the design and construction of the canal.  Hard to believe it is almost 100 years old.  The French originally tried to ...

Crusing Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Crusing Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by danharriet

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Passing thru the Panama Canal. This morning at 7:00AM we entered the breakwater at Port Cristobal and began our transit thru the Panama Canal. It was the largest engineer project in the world when it was completed in 1906. It also stands out as a ...

The Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

The Canal

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... . Having watched one ship do the complete cycle we then drove down to the Miraflores Locks. This is the main visitor centre for the canal and here we can watch the ships go through 2 locks that raise and lower the level by 54 ft overall. It is usually ...

Der Amerika deles, Gamboa, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Der Amerika deles

A travel blog entry by helguth

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... tror jeg det må være vanskelig å komme !  Da vi sto opp dro vi rett til flyplassen for å komme med flyet til Panama. Det var ingen garanti for at dette skulle gå. Bestillingen var slettet da vi ikke rakk fighten i går. Hadde noen alternativer i ...

transit  south to north, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

transit south to north

A travel blog entry by tomtravel

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... if it is true, but Deb said that would be impractical at this point in my life, so I didn't.   Deb and I saw the Panama Canal on an earlier cruise just over a year ago, but no matter how often we see this engineering miracle it does not lose one ...

Wk 9 Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Wk 9 Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by easygeeze

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... nbsp;                       Panama Canal Transit      26c Hot & Sunny Up at 05:30 this morning for the approach ...

3 rd day at sea (between Panama & Mexico), Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

3 rd day at sea (between Panama & Mexico)

A travel blog entry by wrlpmp

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another vacation day on board...spin & exercise in the morning, a lecture about this regions geology, currents and marine life..and, formal night followed by an evening at the the ...

Cayuco!  The Big Race, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Cayuco! The Big Race

A travel blog entry by amerkel

Well tomorrow commences the 51st Annual Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco Race... 51-miles through the Panama Canal. Tomorrow's stretch is from Colon on the Atlantic-side to the Gatun locks. The 21-mile "lake run", from Gatun locks to Gamboa, is on Saturday. Then ...

4th day at sea (Panama to Mexico), Panama Canal (behind us...), Panama travel blog

4th day at sea (Panama to Mexico)

A travel blog entry by wrlpmp

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another fun day at sea, spin class, watched a movie in the theatre while the Admiral attended a fashion show.. we decided not to ballroom dance class as we would fall on our ass...LOL enjoyed a fine dinner followed by a "Celtic Heartbeat" performance in ...

passing through the Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

passing through the Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by wrlpmp

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some keeners where up at 4:30, on their decks as we approached the Canal at 5 am...then for the rest of the day it was up..up..up..travel..then down..travel..down..down.. Damn it's hot here..our deck as 35C and no wind.. Very interesting construction feat ...

It doesn´t get more comfortable than this, Panama  Canal, Panama travel blog

It doesn´t get more comfortable than this

A travel blog entry by daleville

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Going through the Panama Canal. While we selected great food from the displays in the dining room you couldn't help thinking that when King Charles V of Spain decided to make a survey of the Canal Area back in 1523 he knew what he was doing.However it ...

The Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

The Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by tofor85

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The Panama Canal is a loch-type canal approximately 80 kilometres long that unites the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at one of the narrowest points of both the Ithmus of Panama and the American Continent. It allows passage through Central America to the ...

Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by grandma.at.sea

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... of the cruise???) We decided to open another bottle of champagne (we just happened to have a spare one) and celebrated the sights of the Panama Canal all day long..hic! It was a very hot day but as there was so much to see all the time it was bearable ...

Transit of the Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Transit of the Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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Map of the Panama Canal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I have made transits of the Panama Canal several times before,  but it always remains a fascinating experience to watch those 80-feet high, 100-feet wide, 13-feet thick, water-sealed, doors ...

Transiting Panama Canal 3rd Time!, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Transiting Panama Canal 3rd Time!

A travel blog entry by lottyh

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Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by cazzah

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... service is very slow and the helper is very busy. Tuesday we went to Costa Rica and then today we are sailing towards the Panama Canal. Although the temp is 29degrees, we saw our first rain today, although only for an hour. Sailing is still very smooth ...

Panama Canal Transit - North to South, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Panama Canal Transit - North to South

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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Once again we were up bright and early so that we would find a good viewing point as we entered the Panama Canal via the Gatun locks. After finding coffee and a Panama roll, we headed to the bow for the stairs leading to the Crow's Nest viewing balcony, ...

WOW, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

WOW

A travel blog entry by coldawn

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... of the boat.  The humbling expericence of being caught in a spectacular thunder and lightening storm at the top of the canal with forked lightening breaking what was almost pitch blackness in the middle of the day, and thunder crashing so hard ...

What a fantastic day!, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

What a fantastic day!

A travel blog entry by pjh60

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The Pacific Ocean We left the Panama Canal 3 days ago and have been making steady progress north-westwards up the coast of North America. Not that we can see the coast, we are about 120 miles offshore but the sea is calm, the weather simply gorgeous ...

Panama Canal, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by peteranderica

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... them again. The ship had to pass through another series of locks before finally entering the Pacific ocean near to Panama City. Panama City was an extraordinary sight with a vast array of skyscrapers which looked incongruous so close to the rainforest. ...

Crossing The Panama Canal, Colon City - Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Crossing The Panama Canal

A travel blog entry by trilby54

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... pick up bread to give to his friend on our way.  We changed drivers on the side of the road before heading over the Panama Canal locks - Stanley had another run to the PTY airport.  Our new driver was 76 years old; a tiny black man and very ...

Cruising the Canal - what we came for!, Panama Canal, Panama travel blog

Cruising the Canal - what we came for!

A travel blog entry by corinneb

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