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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... So arrival scheduled for 08.10 at the first lock, breakfast in the room at 6.30 was ordered and then onto the foredeck not long after dawn to bag a key viewing position. Well one lock is much like another in principle but these are mammoth and the statistics mind blowing. Up three, through the Culebra Cut, across the man made Gatun Lake, down three and into the Caribbean Sea. Some 50 or so miles and around 8 hours transit time. During the transit and over the PA system was ...
... system cranked up to 11. Think I'll check it out anyway.
The music had stopped before I'd moved on, so either the band was on a break or the punter had lapsed into unconsciousness. Continued to wander around aimlessly as planned, but still couldn't find anywhere I wanted to eat, so stopped at Vieja Havana again for a rum and coke. Looked like a college football game playing on the TV - Duke v Miami - which I watched while sipping my drink.
Walked down towards ...
... sure if this was just because of the 100th anniversary but it certainly added to the festivity.We headed back into the city and stopped of in a shopping mall to stock up on some items we needed. Weirdly after travelling for so long in developing countries it was surprisingly pleasant to be in a western-style mall with hundreds of shops and several huge food courts and we really enjoyed our couple of hours of shopping.
The next day we were up early to start our journey to ...
... level of Lake Gatun so after the locks we went into Lake Gatun. It was very interesting to see the passage thru the locks as although under the command of the 2 Pilots we picked up the ship used it's own power to sail very slowly thru the locks, but we were hooked up to 2 mule trains either side to guide us thru the narrow locks, we probably had about 1/2 meter either side. The locks have 2 lanes and are filled and emptied by gravity ...
... Town for something to eat and were accompanied by a chirpy Canadian called Donnie. The four of us went to the number one rated place to eat on TripAdvisor; an unassuming yard just off the main square called 'The Fish Market'. I have to confess that the five tables and four menu choices made me sceptical at first, but the reputation proved to be well-deserved. Junior and I both loved our fish salad dish and vowed to go again. Afterwards, we thanked Louis for ...