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... us to San Jose church. This place is a major tourist attraction because it holds about the only artefact surviving from the original settlement in Panama City, which was razed to the ground by the forces of the infamous pirate Captain Henry Morgan. San Jose's Golden Altar was once in a church in the original town. Legend has it that a priest painted the altar black upon hearing of the approaching pirates, to disguise the gold leaf covering the carved wood. It is said that he was able ...
... and is due to open in 2016. The canal is one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken and still uses the same 100 year old technology - no pumps all done by gravity. Built by the U.S. who continued to control the canal but in 1999 full control was handed to Panama. It cost $375m and 5600 workers died of disease or accidents. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world.
We followed a car ...
Again in all these countries the local buses were clean, sometimes scruffy, safe and very, very punctual, 30 seconds before the bus is due to leave the driver gets in starts up the bus and then the bus leaves. Knowing the Rowans, always being painfully on time, this was so up our alley.
Both Mexico City and Panama City's metro's are clean and easy to use, PC only have had their metro for a year now.
TAX, such a lovely ...
... going through the Locks and stayed rafted until we got through the Gatun Locks. Then after separation we motored to the Mooring Bouy on the Gatun Lake where we spent the night. Our onboard advisor for this first leg was Hector who was a relaxed friendly chap who knew what was going on and didn't interfere with the running of the vessel.
Once moored up we had dinner, Hector left us and we had a swim and a few celebratory drinks before ...
... were people from all over the world there! Our driver on the way back was funny and was trying to teach Michael spanish, very entertaining but he's improving! We had had a big day out so we decided to skip dinner and just ate the rest of the pecan pie instead. We couldn't let it go to waist! We enjoyed the outdoor area until the darkness and mosquitos scared us inside. But by then it was time to pack and enjoy some good Christmas cartoons. So long Panama it's been ...