The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 

Panama 2014

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  Panama Canal   Panama City   Panama Viejo   Miraflores Locks

Panama Canal Transit

A ten hour boat tour from the Pacific to the Atlantic, along the mighty Panama canal.
Panama City Skyline, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Panama City Skyline
Bridge of the Americas: Entry to Panama Canal, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Bridge of the Americas: Entry to Panama Canal
Container port: many containers are transshipped by rail, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Container port: many containers are transshipped by rail
Construction site of new locks, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Construction site of new locks
Miraflores Locks: West side, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Miraflores Locks: West side
Miraflores Locks: The gates swing open, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Miraflores Locks: The gates swing open
Miraflores Locks: Into the first lock, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Miraflores Locks: Into the first lock
Miraflores Locks: Waiting at the gate, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Miraflores Locks: Waiting at the gate
Miraflores Locks: Lifted up and heading onwards, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Miraflores Locks: Lifted up and heading onwards
Centenniel Bridge:  into the Gaillard Cut, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Centenniel Bridge: into the Gaillard Cut
Gaillard Cut, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Gaillard Cut
Gaillard Cut, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Gaillard Cut
Giant car carrier, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Giant car carrier
Panama Canal, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Panama Canal
Looking back: Narrowest section of Gaillard Cut, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Looking back: Narrowest section of Gaillard Cut
Panama Canal, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Panama Canal
Container ship "Ernest Hemingway", Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Container ship "Ernest Hemingway"
Lago Gatun: The artifical lake at the heart of the canal, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Lago Gatun: The artifical lake at the heart of the canal
Ships entering the Gatun locks, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Ships entering the Gatun locks
A pilot boat, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
A pilot boat
Switching pilots, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Switching pilots
Entering the Gatun locks, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Entering the Gatun locks
Double lock gates, in case of accidents, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Double lock gates, in case of accidents
Panama Canal, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Panama Canal
A larger neighbour, in parallel lock, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
A larger neighbour, in parallel lock
Panama Canal, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Panama Canal
Panama Canal, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Panama Canal
Panama Canal, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Panama Canal
Gates open, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Gates open
We have some buddies share our lock, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
We have some buddies share our lock
A little "mule" locomotive, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
A little "mule" locomotive
One of our buddies is treading close behind, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
One of our buddies is treading close behind
It's a tight fit for our big buddy, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
It's a tight fit for our big buddy
Last gate into the Atlantic, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Last gate into the Atlantic
Giant sliding gates for new locks, Panama Canal Transit, Panama 2014
Giant sliding gates for new locks

Panama City

Panama City skyline, from old city, Panama 2014
Panama City skyline, from old city
Plaza de Francia, Panama City, Panama 2014
Plaza de Francia
Simon Bolivar statue, Panama City, Panama 2014
Simon Bolivar statue
Simon Bolivar statue, Panama City, Panama 2014
Simon Bolivar statue
Cathedral interior, Panama City, Panama 2014
Cathedral interior
Canal Museum.  French Canal Co. HQ, Panama City, Panama 2014
Canal Museum. French Canal Co. HQ
Cathedral, Panama City, Panama 2014
Cathedral
An exotic beauty, Panama City, Panama 2014
An exotic beauty
An exotic beauty, Panama City, Panama 2014
An exotic beauty

Panama Viejo

The ruins of the original city, abandoned after being taken and sacked by Henry Morgan.
Panama Viejo, Panama 2014
Panama Viejo
Panama Viejo, Panama 2014
Panama Viejo
Panama Viejo, Panama 2014
Panama Viejo

Miraflores Locks

Views from the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center.
Closed gates, Miraflores Locks, Panama 2014
Closed gates
Gates opening, Miraflores Locks, Panama 2014
Gates opening
Miraflores Locks: going up..., Panama 2014
Miraflores Locks: going up...
Miraflores Locks: up and through, Panama 2014
Miraflores Locks: up and through
Miraflores Locks, Panama 2014
Miraflores Locks
The little mules guide the larger ships, Miraflores Locks, Panama 2014
The little mules guide the larger ships
Little guys get to putter through too, Miraflores Locks, Panama 2014
Little guys get to putter through too

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