Bengt's 'canal' crew
1- 'Antje' is the boat we go through the canal with
2- Marion is always positive despite the rain
3- THe skipper preparing lines
4- Paul och Katharina happy in the rain
5- Paul och Katharina
6- Pilotboat coming alongside
7- And the advisor jumps onboard
8- Our wonderful line-handlers. Paul och Marion from 'Luna Mare' and Katharina from 'Nana'
9- Advisorn gives information and got 'real' coffee while it was nescafe for the crew
10- We forgot his name but he was a wonderful man
11- Approaching the channel
12- The new bridge has only been open for some months
13- Aproaching the first lock
14- Soon in he chamber, lines have been thrown
16- On the way in
17- We went through with 'Georgia M'
18- Lots of turbulence so the lines have to be kept tight
19- Bye bye Atlantic
20- Linehandlning is hard, here Paul och Marion
21- Advisorn has kontroll
23- On the way up
24- No return now
25- Teh other chamber
26- Going up means lying behind the big ship
27- THe other day, on the way to the Pacific. Paul steering
28- THe other Advisorn to the left
29- the Advisor was a nice guy
30- Katharina takes a break after handling the lines. All has to be rady before locking in.
33- Advisorn keeps kontroll
34- In into the first down chamber. Here we are in front of the ship
35- It is important to have all lines tight before the ship comes in since there is a lot of current in the lock.
36- Fordeck: Katharina and Elisabeth. Happy in the sun.
37- We lock down with 'Ocean Mercury'
38- Pedro Miguel locks
39- Miraflora locks, we see the Pacific
40- Waiting for the rain
41- The last lock has a visitors centre. (left)
42- Than the rain starts. Paul och Marion take cover under the solarpanel
44- 'Ocean Mercury' is pulled by six locomotivs
45- He comes close
46- Very close
47- According to the advisor there has been to little rain so the waterlevel in the lake is low
48- At lasr the last gate opens and we can enter the Pacific
49- Katharinas man, Daniel, came to get our crew but first a toast to the Pacific
50- Bengts crew through the canal. Paul, Marion, Elisabeth, Wim och Katharina