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         Robert with our line handlers (left to right):  Marc from "French Kiss" and Stuart and Rick from "Amadis"






                         Marc and Stuart keeping tension on the bow line during up-locking in Gatun Lock






   Elyse and Rick keeping tension on the stern line during up-locking






                            Robert with Carlos, our second advisor, motoring through the Banana Cut, Gatun Lake






  Banana Cut







                                                                                                                       Banana Cut, Gatun Lake






 "Bridge to No-Where" 

  Our advisor told us this bridge was built by the last woman president of Panama, but no roads lead to it.....







  Downlocking in Pedro Miguel Locks.   We were "center chamber" as we were the only boat going through this particular day.






 Down-locking, Pedro Miguel Lock







                                                   Leaving the Pedro Miguel Locks.   One set of locks to go... the Miraflores





           The Miraflores Locks -- we were in the West Chamber, which is in the bottom right of the picture.  This view is from the spreaders once our lines were secured....ready for down-locking.






                                                               View from spreaders .... that's the Pacific beyond the lock gates






    Same view as above, as we are down-locking






                                                                                                                  Balboa Yacht Club Mooring field




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