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... busier and busier all the time... Then finally after one last stretch of jungle, it rises high above the water with the canal to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. I have arrived. I'm excited about reaching a "big city". Although the city proper is less than a million (all of Panama is only 3.6 million), Panama City with its forest of skyscrapers feels like one of the mega-metropolises like Sao Paolo (although a guy from Sao Paolo seems slightly offended when I make ...
... one space around the boat. Then, the higher water level pushes water through pipes into the lower water level until they are leveled. Then the middle doors open and the boat is good to go into the next lock. The reason that the Panama Canal has locks at all is because boats need to travel over Panama to avoid going all the way around South America. The canal itself is 48 miles but there are only 3 locks. It takes a horribly long time for a boat to get up the Panama Canal. ...
... in front of us are open. As the ship nears the start of the lock, two men row out to the ship in a little row boat. The two men throw lines to ships crew, these lines are then attached to the locomotive engines. There are four engines on each side of the ship. These engines keep the ship in the center of the lock so the ship can't hit the sides of the locks. The engines do not pull the ship through the locks as the ship has to be under its own power. Once ...
... to Ecuador coming in to Guayaquil I was surprised at the amount of flood plain at,and downriver from, the city ... Guayaquil is +/- 80 miles up river, and Equator's busiest port ( yes Amy, I looked it up) ... for many miles the landing approach was over the Rio Daule ... the delta is long and wide for mile after mile in all directions ... lots and lots of water ... the attached pics are courtesy of Delia ( proper credits a requirement for future sharing! ...
Now that we have gone through the Canal and have left the Caribbean behind I thought I'd put together a selection of photographs from "Dave's" time there focusing on what we witnessed in our wanderings. There are so many people I'd like to include but I can't ...