CenAm 2006-01-14

...where we spent nearly the whole day exploring the Panama Canal -- first on a boat, then at night for dinner.

Ain't no way I'm gonna put huge long stories on each of these pictures. Here's the story. We woke up too damn early, caught a bus from the middle of Panama City to the Pedro Miguel Locks, and sat around there for an hour waiting for the boat to get ready. We got on the boat shortly before lunch time. Pa was hungry, so we camped out in the mess hall and ate first. Then we went up top and watched stuff. For about four hours.

We went under the Centennial Bridge (sadly, not my photos), went through the locks with a big blue auto carrier, under the Bridge of the Americas, under the approach to Marcos A. Gelabert airport (MPMG), then "sailed" out to the "yacht club" on Isla Flamenco at the end of the Calzada de Amador.

There's a nice animation on how the Canal works (click on "Transit" once you get there) which is run by the Panama Canal Authority.

Finally, after all that, we bussed back to the hotel (where the bus driver was more-or-less arrested for doing something), took naps, and taxi'd back to the Miraflores Locks for dinner. Where we saw boats going both ways!


Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/1600 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/1600 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/1600 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/2000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 109.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 209.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 39.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 50.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 84.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/5.0, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 300.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 84.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 300.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100



Wow! A w-i-d-e panoramic view of New Panama City.



Wow! A w-i-d-e panoramic view of New Panama City, including the Bridge of the Americas.



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 300.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 209.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 300.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 92.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 238.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 77.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 100.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 100.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 259.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 5 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 46.0 mm; 3.2 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 1 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 1.3 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 2 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 2 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 2 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 0.6 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 0.8 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 0.8 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 18.0 mm; 1 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 18.0 mm; 2 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 18.0 mm; 2 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 18.0 mm; 0.8 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 12.0 mm; 0.8 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 14.0 mm; 0.3 sec, f/5.0, ISO 800



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 12.0 mm; 0.3 sec, f/4.5, ISO 800



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