… is probably the best know palindrome in the English language. I had to get it in. We’ve sailed through the Panama Canal three times and each time it brings wonder at what people and our technology could do 110 … Continue reading A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama
Panamax is the name for the largest ship that could pass through the old locks of the Panama Canal, just under 1000 feet. That limited the size of the SS United States (“The Big U”) the largest superliner built in … Continue reading NeoPanamax
Three years ago I wrote about getting up at 5:15 so we wouldn’t miss a minute of transiting the Panama Canal. I got to the forward Crow’s Nest lounge a little early. This year we set the alarm for 6:15 … Continue reading The Second Time Around… The Panama Canal.
On the way out of the Panama Canal Prinsendam passes the huge container port of Balboa with the skyline of Panama City beyond. Panama City is a shock. It has a skyline that looks like Dubai or Doha. One skyscraper … Continue reading Dubai on the Isthmus
Here are the pictures from the second half of the Panama Canal crossing. To read the text for this please click here. In these pictures you can see some of the erosion measures to prevent the continental divide from filling … Continue reading Panama Canal 2