Borta med Bengt

En resa

The Panama Canal in pictures

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



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