We arrived in Shelter Bay a few days ago. Since
then we have been preparing, preparing and waiting. Going through the Panama
Canal is a waiting game and all depends upon the Agent you have. We were
measured in the afternoon we arrived and were told that we had a date a few days
later. Since then there has been a variety of Confusions!!
So, the upshot is that we are not sure when but
will have to wait a week. The main problem is that Panama is celebrating the
Carnival which means that everything comes to a stop. Not quite but unless you
have everything arranged and confirmed ahead of this time, then you have to
On a good note, once we know the date you can watch
the transit on the Panam Canal webcam. Find the website for the canal and you
will see a selection of locations for webcams. The first is Gatun Locks and that
is likely to be between 4 and 6pm on the first day. As we are are 5 hours behind
the UK, look at 9pm to 11pm.
The next opportunity is the following day at
Miriaflores Locks. I think we will be there mid afternoon. If you miss the live
time, I think there is way of back tracking the shots in the webcam history.
Have fun any way.
While in Shelter Bay we have seen a Crocodile -
have a look at the pics. (It may be an alligator, as some Australian kids
informed me that it is too small to be a Croc and the mouth is the wrong
Look at the rock ...
He does not look too