Friday, May 16, 2008

Got a trap-steamer, my ship's called Hal...

...Forty miles on the Panama Canal
Got a cargo of sodas, they are lo-cal
Forty miles on the Panama Canal

We spent yesterday afternoon at Miraflores Locks, they are the first locks you come to if you're going from the Pacific to the Atlantic (which is actually south to north) through the canal. Tim took a million pictures....even a few of the canal ;-)

As I'm writing this, Uniquely Singapore, New York and Glasgow are the first three boats going through the canal. It will take them at least 10 hours to get through. For some reason, I thought it was a faster process. I wanted so badly to stowaway on Tim's boat and ride through the canal....they wouldn't let me....something about insurance, liability and lawyers :-(

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Anonymous said...

Those darn lawyers, right? Always ruining your fun. :)

Germantxu said...

Ha ha ha ha, oh c'mon, in a 68 foot sailboat there're dozens of places where you can hide until the boat has launched. It's just a matter of motivation ;-)))))