HALFWAY ACROSS THE CANAL
10 February 2013 | 09 08'N:79 48'W, PANAMA
Moonbeam is now in the middle of Lake Gatun proceeding South towards the last three locks to Panama City and the Pacific. Yesterday, we did the first three locks up to the lake, and moored overnight. Our new Canal Advisor, Ricky, arrived at 06:15 to guide us across the lake and into the Pedro Miguel lock and then the two-chamber Miraflores lock.
At the position noted, we are in sight of the Barro Colorado Island, a research facility under the care of U.S. Smithsonian Institute. Scientists from countries around the world come here to work and study local plant and animal life. Although the island can be visited to see some of the nature of Panama, we pass by, heading to our schedule in the locks ahead.
The picture is of the crew for the crossing. Clockwise from top left is Steve Errera, Ken Bardon, Nancy DeVries, Lil Bardon and Lee Henderson.