Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | September 25, 2008

Gatun Locks, Panama Canal, Panama

Huge container ships with “inches to spare” transit the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal.

From my book…”06/29- (Day 180) At Colon. 6 AM temperature was 79 degrees. At 8 AM, Bud and I spent two hours at the Gatun Locks, on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal, watching huge ships with about 1,000 containers, making their passage. Here we were able to stand very close, maybe only about 20 feet away from the ships as they went through the locks. It was most interesting to watch. Colon, without a doubt, is the ugliest, dangerous and most run-down city we have experienced on this trip. Nothing else even runs a close second!”

All material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2008
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