After a nerve-wracking start to the transit (a bag clogged the diesel’s raw water intake) we made it to the locks. On the way up to Lake Gatun, we side-tied with a tour boat making the process very easy. On the way down we had to use our lines (this is why they called us ‘line-handlers!) to keep the boat straight in the lock as she descended.

Right: The first of the Miraflores Locks closing behind us as we started our journey up to Lake Gatun.


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