The Continental Divide
21 January 2015 | Panama Canal - Atlantic Side
We are at a huge turning point, about to cross the continental divide and transit the Panama Canal. For us it’s a symbolic point of no return, because of the effort and cost of bringing Centime to the Pacific. For me, it’s a pivotal moment of believing, or perhaps hoping we can do this – breath held, fingers crossed. Can we really sail 4000 nautical miles, just the two of us, in our tiny boat, halfway across the Pacific ocean to French Polynesia?
We went though the canal on a friend’s boat about a month ago, and this is what I wrote:
“Gigantic gates of black steel dwarf our tiny boat as she sits before them, white, small, insignificant and vulnerable. Like the gates of hell, or a scene from a futuristic Steven Spielberg movie they present an aura of pending doom, opening to worlds of unknown danger. Their massive structures spread from sea to impenetrable sky. This is the entrance to the Panama Canal.”
If anyone reading this is interested in wishing us well or sending us good energy, or watching a few minutes of our two day transit…You can either check out the video cams at Mirafloras Lock on Sunday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Or just think of us for a moment in time between this Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. We appreciate all of the good energy we can get – Thanks for being with us!