The Panama Canal is an amazing piece of engineering. Perhaps the most amazing thing is that it is driven by rain water that is moved by gravity.

Leaving Shelter Bay Marina - Caribbean Sea - Feb 2011

New Morning Ship ID for Transit - Feb 2011

Russ - Captain of New Morning - Command Vessel - Feb 2011

Jose - Command Vessel Advisor - Feb 2011

Rudy - Professional Boat Line Handler - Feb 2011

Mark - Cruising Friend - Line Handler - Feb 2011

Kimberly - Cruising Friend - Line Handler - Feb 2011

Fay - Photographer and Chef - Feb 2011

Leaving Flats and Heading to Gatun Locks - Feb 2011

Beneteau Will Raft to New Morning - Feb 2011

Beneteau 54 Rafting to New Morning - Feb 2011

No Wakes Please - Feb 2011

Really ?? - Feb 2011

Tasman Mermaid Will Be First Vessel in Gatun Locks Chamber I - Feb 2011

Tug Harding Will Be Second Vessel in Chamber I - Feb 2011

New Morning Approaching Chamber I - Feb 2011

Entering Chamber I - Feb 2011

Panama Canal Line Handlers - Feb 2011

Lines Terminate With Monkey Fists Tossed by Canal Line Handlers to Boat Line Handlers - Feb 2011

Tug and Tasman in Place in Gatun Chamber I - Feb 2011

New Morning and Beneteau in Place in Chamber I - Feb 2011

Chamber I Closing ... - Feb 2011

Closing ... - Feb 2011

Closed - Feb 2011

Chamber I Filling - Feb 2011

Chamber I Filled - Feb 2011

What Goes Up, Must Come Down - Feb 2011

Entering Chamber II - Feb 2011

Chamber II - Feb 2011

Lines to Secure Us in Chamber II - Feb 2011

Chamber II Doors Closing - Feb 2011

Chamber II Filled - Feb 2011

Gatun Locks Web Cam - Mar 2011

Entering Chamber III - Feb 2011

Lines Holding New Morning and Beneteau in Place - Feb 2011

Close Up of Chamber Walls - Feb 2011

Gatun Lock Chamber III Filled - Feb 2011

Gatun Locks Completed Successfully - Feb 2011

Entering Gatun Lake - Feb 2011

Web Cam View Entering Gatun Lake - Mar 2011

Tying Up to Gatun Lake Mooring For the Night - Feb 2011

Super Sized Mooring - Feb 2011

Receiving New Advisor Day II - Robin - Feb 2011

Robin - Panama Canal Advisor - Feb 2011

Banana Boat Cut - Gatun Lake Scenic Route - Feb 2011

Jungles - Feb 2011

Gatun Lake Heading Towards the Pacific - Feb 2011

Sharing the Highway - Feb 2011

With the Really Big Guys - Feb 2011

Al Capone's Yacht - Feb 2011

He Sees Us ... Doesn't He? - Feb 2011

Centenial Bridge - Feb 2011

Approaching Pedro Miguel Locks - Feb 2011

This Way - Feb 2011

MiraFlores Locks - Feb 2011

100 + Year Old Walls Do Leak - Feb 2011

Panama Flag at MiraFlores Locks - Feb 2011

Line Handler Walking Us Through MiraFlores - Feb 2011

Leaving MiraFlores Locks - Feb 2011

Welcome To The Pacific - Feb 2011

Yay ... A Successful Transit from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Feb 2011

Bridge of the Americas - Feb 2011

Loading Docks with Panama City in Background - Feb 2011

Panama City - Feb 2011