July 19, 2014

Above: The Century Melody enters the first Miraflores Lock.

Below: Picture 1 shows construction on the west bank of the canal.
Pictures 2 to 6 show the Century Melody entering the first Miraflores Lock. Ships which are made to just fit into the locks are called "Panamax", and mega-ships which are too big to currently fit, but made to fit in the soon-to-be-constructed Panama Canal locks, are called "Post-Panamax".
Picture 7 shows a member of our crew getting the ropes ready.
Picture 8 shows the third boat in our group, a yacht also touring the canal.
Pictures 9 to 11 are views of the Lock closing behind our boat, with fresh water entering the lock, and salty sea water on the southern side.

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