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Look Who's in the Panama Canal today...

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Essiesmom,

 

What site are you getting these from? I've been trying pancanal.com for several days and can never get any of the webcams to show anything.

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Looks like lots of rain and or clouds, hoping for some sunny days soon.

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Looks like lots of rain and or clouds, hoping for some sunny days soon.

 

This the beginning of the Rainy season which lasts all the way through December. Don't despair, most of the time it is not an all day rain, just some intermittent showers you may have to contend with.

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From Agua Clara Locks... almost live... Norwegian Bliss

 

 

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Bliss in upper right corner, coming under the new Atlantic Bridge and heading into the channel to Agua Clara locks (Amsterdam in Gatun Locks)

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In the channel to the Cocoli Locks:

 

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May 23, night transit. MV Galleons Passage. Apparently Trinidad & Tobago are in need of a new ferry. They sourced this one from China, where her builders were stuck with her when the folks who ordered her couldn't close the deal. There were some delays before and during her transit, and she is about six weeks later than planned to arrive in Trinidad. She is a catamaran RO-RO.

 

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Without passengers, she did a night transit, and without a reservation, she had to wait outside on the Pacific side for several days.

 

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May 24 Pacific Princess eastbound

 

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Pedro Miguel Locks

 

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Gatun Locks

 

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Next scheduled ship is on June 14, unless something unexpected comes onto the radar...errr...AIS. EM

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Think that about wraps up the cruise season until the fall:').

 

edit... oops, didn't see Essiesmom already commented on it

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Surprise today: Asuka 2 heading home on her World Cruise

 

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She started life in 1989 as Crystal Harmony. Only marketed in Asia, sails from Yokohama. EM

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Not that this has anything to do with ships per se, but I was looking at the Atlantic Bridge yesterday morning and the gap "looked" to be closed. Had a local friend check to see if it had indeed been closed and he reported that up until two days ago it had not. Looking at the pictures you posted I think I still see a cat's whisker of a gap. Shouldn't be long now, in any event! Really will change the look of the Atlantic entrance... guess that has already happened.

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Not that this has anything to do with ships per se, but I was looking at the Atlantic Bridge yesterday morning and the gap "looked" to be closed. Had a local friend check to see if it had indeed been closed and he reported that up until two days ago it had not. Looking at the pictures you posted I think I still see a cat's whisker of a gap. Shouldn't be long now, in any event! Really will change the look of the Atlantic entrance... guess that has already happened.

 

Hi Bill, we're hoping to use that new bridge in November so if you get word it's finished and open, please post on here for us.

We hope to take two other couples to the new locks and over to Ft. San Lorenzo during our day in Colon.

czsandy

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Hi Bill, we're hoping to use that new bridge in November so if you get word it's finished and open, please post on here for us.

We hope to take two other couples to the new locks and over to Ft. San Lorenzo during our day in Colon.

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Hope that November date will work! Originally the bridge was supposed to be completed in 2016 and that got bumped to mid 2018. We are now very close to mid '18 and I'm sure there is still a ton of work to do even after the spans are united. I looked on the builders website and they say January 2019, so here's hoping!

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Hope that November date will work! Originally the bridge was supposed to be completed in 2016 and that got bumped to mid 2018. We are now very close to mid '18 and I'm sure there is still a ton of work to do even after the spans are united. I looked on the builders website and they say January 2019, so here's hoping!

 

Thanks Bill. We'll keep fingers crossed; in meantime will start checking the ferry schedules.......ship doesn't dock until 9:00 and we have to be back by 5:00. Maybe we'll go out to Portobello instead. Just planning stages right now. Don't know how long it will take to get the rental car and get on the road, plus estimate ferry times, etc. Understand the rental car agencies are right alongside the pier.....Have you been out to either Ft. SanLorenzo or Portobello in recent years? After the locks, would like to take friends to one or the other (plus maybe a drive thru Margarita (for us).:):)

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No, the closest I have been to Ft. San is was when we went to Ft. Sherman for lunch following a visit to Agua Clara back in 2014.

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July 24, today we have Ocean Drea, The Peace Boat. she started life as Carnival Tropicale. She does continuous world cruises from Japan.

 

Weather was dreadful on the Gatun side...

 

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We passed her a few years back in the Suez Canal. I sailed on her sister ship, it was my first cruise.

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Don't think the weather was nearly as bad as the cam;)! You would think they would have fixed it... it's been sub standard for awhile, but now:eek:!!

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