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Tagged With: Panama Canal

panama canal transit ~ day 2

March 4, 2013 0530 hours came early. In order to make sure breakfast was ready by the time our next adviser arrived, I needed at least a good hour. The rest of the crew rose about a half hour later. Thank goodness the adviser was just a tad late, so all was ready to go … Continue reading »

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panama canal transit ~ day 1

March 3, 2013 Excitement and nervousness was in the air. We rushed around checking off last minute items from our list, we quickly got the ball rolling for our Galapagos paperwork, and then our line handlers showed up with our tires and lines. It was real and it was happening! We were required to stand … Continue reading »

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transit preps at shelter bay

February 26 – March 3, 2013 We departed Portobello early on a Tuesday morning, with plans to reach Shelter Bay Marina by early afternoon. Via winlink email, we’d made all necessary prior arrangements with Shelter Bay and our canal agent, so our arrival was expected. As we drew closer to the breakwater, near the entrance … Continue reading »

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