We went through the Gatun locks in the dark in a raft of
three boats, we then anchored
overnight in the Gatun lake ready to pick up our pilot again
The trip to the next set of locks was 28 miles passing various
commercial shipping along the way.
You can see the line throwers along the edge of the lock,
they throw a ‘monkeys fist’ to each corner of the
raft and you secure your line to this so that they can pull
it ashore and tie it off.
Here you can
see the line handlers next to the lock when
full as we arrive and when it is empty, as we leave.
We rafted up next to Miss Tippy.
Sheila and Brian with Charlie and Annie next to us
On their Oyster 56 Miss Tippy.
John took his line handling very seriously whilst the girls
all put on their dresses to
wave at the web cam in The Mileflores Lock. The
visitors centre overlooks the lock
and was full of tourists who waved back