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  • Seagull
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    ex HARALD JARL ::: ex ANDREA ::: SERENISSIMA :::

    This is a continuation of the thread from the old forum:
    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=368

  • Clipper
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    Aha, transit markers! That makes sense, though I'm disappointed my guess wasn't correct. (It's an ego thing but I'm nearly over it already).

  • PoloUK
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    Thanks for taking us with you Cecilia. This has been a remarkable series of photos, with the traditionally superb quality Seagull story telling. Sorry it's over!

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  • Seagull
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    Day 18 - 8th February 2017 - Colón, Panama.

    Serenissima had docked in Colón overnight, and soon after breakfast it was time to disembark, board the coaches, and again cross the isthmus, this time to the airport of Panama City and the flight home.



    My last image of this truly remarkable voyage.

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  • Seagull
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    As the water level lowers, I notice we are shadows on the walls of the lock.




    Finally at sea-level, the lock gates open...




    ...and Serenissima leaves the canal.

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  • Seagull
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    Looking back towards the lighthouse



    Rotterdam has now caught up in the other lane. The ship ahead of us, High Sun with home port Valletta, has exited the lower last chamber and is leaving the canal.



    Twelve minutes later we are nearly ready to enter the last chamber.

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  • ombugge
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    I have stayed mostly "East of Suez" and has been far out in the Pacific as Rarotonga, but never actually crossed the Pacific, (except by plane) or been in any ports on the west coast of the Americas by ship.
    Last edited by ombugge; September 15th, 2017, 14:13.

  • Seagull
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    The gates open, and Serenissima moves forward into the next chamber.

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  • Seagull
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    Look what's coming!




    We get a superb view of Rotterdam towering above us in the other lane.





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  • Seagull
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    A wider view featuring the lighthouse - the Gatun North Bound Rear Light from 1914.




    Time for some action on the foredeck…

    ...and a good view of the mule.


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  • Seagull
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    Gatun Locks

    Right on cue, the sun came out as Serenissima approached Gatun Locks.






    Now don't be confused ...in these locks at Gatun Rotterdam will be in the lane at our starboard side.







    The view looking back over Gatun Lake.


    We seemed to be waiting a while, and two of our crew came out for the view.


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  • Seagull
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    You'd have been in your element, Ralf , and you too ombugge - surprised you never have! And thanks for that link!

  • Seagull
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    That’s correct ombugge. There are many such navigational aids along the route.

  • ombugge
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    A Panama Canal passage that didn't go so well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALVF3BlZV8I

  • ombugge
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    I would think they are transit markers; i.e. when in transit (seen one directly above the other) you are in the correct lane in the canal.

    BTW; I have never actually been through the Panama Canal.
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