Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Videos of our Panama Canal Transit

It’s an eerie feeling the first time the lock chamber doors close.

The turbulence created by the inflowing water was incredible. If you fell in, you’d be a goner.

Small but sturdy locomotives are used to maneuver ships through the locks.

The most time-consuming part of the activity in each chamber is getting all the boats/ship in and tied up. The actual filling and emptying of the chambers is relatively quick.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking us along with you on your Panama Canal transit. Glad to hear that you can mark this off on your bucket list now! Nice that you were able to tie on to a tug to make it easier for you on the transit to enjoy it more. Congratulations! When you get back to Mr. Mac where are you headed now? We are currently in the Champagne region of France. Even though the locks we are going through here are quite small, it is amazing what turbulence there is - they tell pleasure boats to moor in the back 1/2 of the lock - we sure understand why. Best wishes to you both!