Our first night out, Nathalie fixed us beef bourguignon and gnocchi for dinner with a nice wine.
Jason on our early start for the locks.
The man looks tiny on the stern of this huge Korean car carrier.
They let the lines down once we are done in the first lock, but hold onto the lines and walk along the wall with the progress of the boats into the next lock area, where they will pull the line up again and tie us off for the next raising of the water level. The water goes up about 31 feet, raising the boats with it.
One of the tugs zips past us on Lake Gatun. They create quite a wake behind them and we had to turn into the waves they created to avoid rocking the boat hard. They zoom around regardless and yachts must take evasive action.
The only signs of any inhabitants on Lake Gatun. We thought they might be the tenders of the radio towers there. We saw only a few small power boats on the lake as they don't want people living here. Lake Gatun is the major supply of water for the country.
This big four-masted boat motors tourists around and rarely hoists its sails.
We had one more day in Panama City and then flew to Denver. The adventure was over for now.