Los Angeles to Miami via Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, the Panama Canal, Cartagena, & Costa Maya!

Time-lapse Video of our canal transit: http://youtu.be/KMpAWDWLdSk

Transiting the Panama Canal!

Still images from the GoPro time-lapse video of our Panama Canal transit

Approaching Miraflores Locks.

Entering Miraflores Locks.

Leaving Miraflores Locks and entering Miraflores Lake.

Construction of new canal and locks at Miraflores.

Entering Pedro Miguel Locks.

Leaving Pedro Miguel Locks and entering the Panama Canal, 85 feet above sea level.

Entering Galliard Cut and about to pass under the Centennial Bridge.

Galliard Cut is the deepest cut in the canal as it slices through the Continental Divide, 385 feet high at this point.

Leaving Galliard Cut...

Sailing through Lake Gatun.

Gatun Dam, which was an engineering marvel when contructed in the early part of the 20th Century.

Entering Gatun Locks.

Leaving Gatun Locks - now back at sea level.

Exiting the Panama Canal.

Entering the Caribbean Sea.

 

Next stop: Cartagena de los Indios, Columbia!