Miraflores Locks

Given the short distance we steamed down to Miraflores with Catalyst rafted alongside.

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The gates open after we dropped down in the first chamber, the museum and visitor observation platform visible to the left.

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The control station

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The gates open in the first chamber

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A look at the incline between the locks, tracks for the mules and also the track they lock onto.

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A photo from instagram, photographer unknown but thanks.

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The final gate opens. The swing bridge on the left used to carry a railway line over the canal.

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Catalyst makes a quick getaway, anything to beat Lois to the supermarket.

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It was a great transit, the crew demonstrated good seamanship skills and we all had fun.

The canal is a magnificent piece of engineering but for others its just a good fishing spot

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The Bridge of the Americas and behind that the Pacific Ocean

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PS: Lois gave all the groceries back.

 

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