Canal Transit Day 1

Tuesday January 21

Today is the day we’re on our way! After saying goodbye to our new friends, we departed Shelter Bay Marina at noon, only to spend 2 hours at the gas dock waiting to fill up. There was another sailboat there pumping over 1000 gallons of diesel! And what did Dan do? Yes. He gets on the gas barge to help speed up the process.

We anchored outside of the Marina in the designated area, waiting for our advisor to board our boat. Miguel was in charge of our transit through the Gatun(Gah-toon) locks. Inside the locks the water bubbled up from beneath us as we rose 30 feet.

2nd Gatun lock
3rd Gatun lock
Sue and Al

After exiting the third lock we headed for a mooring area where we spent the night.

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