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The Panama Canal in pictures

15 November 2019 | Panama
Wim van Blaricum
Bengt's 'canal' crew

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1- 'Antje' is the boat we go through the canal with

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2- Marion is always positive despite the rain

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3- THe skipper preparing lines

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4- Paul och Katharina happy in the rain

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5- Paul och Katharina

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6- Pilotboat coming alongside

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7- And the advisor jumps onboard

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8- Our wonderful line-handlers. Paul och Marion from 'Luna Mare' and Katharina from 'Nana'

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9- Advisorn gives information and got 'real' coffee while it was nescafe for the crew

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10- We forgot his name but he was a wonderful man

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11- Approaching the channel

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12- The new bridge has only been open for some months

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13- Aproaching the first lock

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14- Soon in he chamber, lines have been thrown

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15- 'Nesting'

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16- On the way in

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17- We went through with 'Georgia M'

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18- Lots of turbulence so the lines have to be kept tight

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19- Bye bye Atlantic

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20- Linehandlning is hard, here Paul och Marion

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21- Advisorn has kontroll

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22- Turbulence

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23- On the way up

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24- No return now

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25- Teh other chamber

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26- Going up means lying behind the big ship

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27- THe other day, on the way to the Pacific. Paul steering

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28- THe other Advisorn to the left

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29- the Advisor was a nice guy

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30- Katharina takes a break after handling the lines. All has to be rady before locking in.

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31- Soon

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32- 'Nesting'

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33- Advisorn keeps kontroll

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34- In into the first down chamber. Here we are in front of the ship

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35- It is important to have all lines tight before the ship comes in since there is a lot of current in the lock.

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36- Fordeck: Katharina and Elisabeth. Happy in the sun.

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37- We lock down with 'Ocean Mercury'

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38- Pedro Miguel locks

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39- Miraflora locks, we see the Pacific

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40- Waiting for the rain

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41- The last lock has a visitors centre. (left)

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42- Than the rain starts. Paul och Marion take cover under the solarpanel

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43- Waiting

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44- 'Ocean Mercury' is pulled by six locomotivs

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45- He comes close

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46- Very close

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47- According to the advisor there has been to little rain so the waterlevel in the lake is low

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48- At lasr the last gate opens and we can enter the Pacific
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49- Katharinas man, Daniel, came to get our crew but first a toast to the Pacific

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50- Bengts crew through the canal. Paul, Marion, Elisabeth, Wim och Katharina

Comments
Vessel Name: Bengt
Vessel Make/Model: Bruce Roberts 44 offshore
Hailing Port: Wallhamn, Sweden
Crew: Elisabeth and Wim
About:
Vi är Wim och Elisabeth, båda i 50-års ålder som träffades vintern 2011. Tillsammans har vi sex barn. Segling, havet och öar är det som lockar oss. Hamnar undviker vi så mycket som möjligt. Vi ligger helst på svaj. [...]
Extra:
Vem är Bengt? Bengt är en Bruce Roberts 44 Offshore som byggdes av Bengt Matzén i Stockholm mellan 1987 och 2001. Bengts dröm var att segla jorden runt men det blev aldrig av. Vi köpte båten av hans dödsbo och gav den namnet som en hommage till honom. Bengt är byggd i stål och [...]
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