Melia Panama Canal
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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What an amazing day... I don’t even know where to start.
We left the hotel REALLY early... I had to pack half of Elena’s stuff in her bag because they just couldn’t drag themselves out of bed for our 6:55 departure time. We drove about 15 minutes away to the Panamanian Railway. There were some parrots outside which …
... Main we also noticed some of the lugs had separated between the luff and the mast meaning we couldn’t set the Main properly without risking more lugs breaking off. Arrrgh! More damage.
So we furled the torn Genoa and for a while just sailed with a reefed down baggy main. When the seas settled and the winds had dropped below 15 knots we decided to try the Gennaker which set well and had us sailing comfortably for a while. Later in the afternoon a ...
... connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, cutting across the Isthmus of Panama. It's a key conduit for maritime trade, reducing the transit time between the two oceans by at least 50%.
Ships entering from either side must navigate three sets of locks, rising from their 'entry ocean' in order to enter the lakes ...
... in Bocas town which has quite a nice atmosphere. Lots of nice waterfront bars and restaurants to spend some lazy afternoons. We went on a tour visiting some of the islands, do some snorkeling and spot dolphins. As it is windy season the waves were quite big so the ride to the outer island, zapatilla, was quite bumpy. Sort of an introduction of what to expect on our sailing trip to Colombia. The islands are either small mangrove islands or coconut tree lined islands. ...
... from Canada - I did feel sorry for her because she seemed really nervous about leading a tour group. We drove through a lot of rainforest which included a quick look at the house prison where Manuel Noriega is incarcerated. Even though I'm not much of a nature watcher, we also saw Panama's lucky blue butterfly, called a Morpho.
Before embarking on this trip, we'd received a note with our tickets which said the tour could be delayed due to movements within ...