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... canal in a torrential downpour and with only an hour before it closed so we went straight to the viewing platform to see the ships passing through Miraflores Lock. We arrived just in time to see a Panamax container ship (the largest ships that can fit through the canal) entering and we watched it pass through both sets of locks. Most of the crew on the front of the ship had Panamanian flags in their hard hats and the officers all came out to wave to the people on the viewing ...
... to rough, so they had to launch a boat from our ship to rescue the injured yachtsman which they successfully did, but this incident delayed us by some 3 hrs or so. This actually was in our favour as it meant we didn't have to get up so early to see start of the passage thru the Canal. We passed thru the approach channel and entered the first of the 3 Gatun locks at the Atlantic side, it takes 3 locks to raise the ship 26 metres or 85ft up ...
... this boat ride see note 10)
Capurganá is only accessible by boat or (small) plane, though most arrive by boat. The airport is rather small, but does have its very own abandoned plane, not sure if it belonged to a narco or not but it did have the UN logo on it, but that could have been faked. There are no cars, but I did see a tractor and 2 or 3 motorbikes and lots of bicycles and a few horse-drawn carts. We were in a small area ...
... which...), and then I hit the streets to walk to school. The walk is long (about a mile and a half each way; every time I tell someone here that I walk from Av. Balboa where I live to Via Argentina, they are like "WHAT?"), but I need the added exercise. Unfortunately the walk there is uphill for a good bit, so I am usually hot and gasping by the time I get there (I have mentioned that while I am sweating to death, the ...
... new lane is being built in addition to the existing 2 lanes that will be celebrating its 100 years of operation this year.
A consortium is building the $5.2 billion expansion: Italy the lock gates, Belgium the dredging and Panama ...