Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cruise 2 – Day 6 – Panama Canal Part 1 – Atlantic Locks

First part of a one day trip through the Panama Canal. Took some sunrise shots but then mostly a series of shots showing how the ships enter each of the first three locks and are then raised to the level of the next lock, finally reaching the level of a large lake which provides all of the water for the locks. Interesting fact: no water is pumped into the locks. It all drains under gravity from the lake. In the morning, ships go from the Atlantic and Pacific through the locks into the lake. Then in the afternoon ships leave the lake to exit to the Atlantic or Pacific. Click the picture to see more…

 Cruise 2

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