The Program Begins
26 February 2010 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
Jack, Jack, Patricia, Barbara, Mike
February 26 AM
"Anthem" will begin its transit through Gatun locks, first set of three, this afternoon or early evening, Friday, February 26, sometime after 1700... probably. Passage through the two Pacific side Miraflores locks may happen before noon tomorrow, Saturday. Schedules are somewhat fluid, but it will start today.
If you have a high boredom threshold and enjoy watching paint dry, go to http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html today and/or tomorrow to watch for a cutter-rigged, clipper-bowed, 38 foot, green canvassed sailboat (probably the smallest one in the locks), likely rafted with one or two others. If anyone should happen to see us, please take a snapshot and attach to an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sadly, crew will be too occupied with duties to assure positive identification by mooning the camera.