Repairs from the canal meeting of the concrete, fiberglass completed. Video of s/v Oceans being lowered into the water at Shelter Bay Marina, Panama. Thank You, Victor, travel lift operator for taking such good care of her. Yippee!!
Victor is not letting the rain stop him. s/v Oceans is about to go back into the water.
We the Crew of s/v Oceans, just received transit documents for North bound transit through the Panama Canal. It will be tomorrow, Saturday, 4.28.2018. Our advisor is scheduled to arrive on board at 0700hrs, am Central time zone. On board will be; Rick & Myself, Matthias, Juana & additional professional line handler,Lozano Ayala.
We will then head to the Miraflores Locks, with an arrival time of 0901hrs, departure 0951hrs. Then at the Pedro Miquel Lock, arrival 1011hrs, with departure 1046hrs. We will arrive at the Gamboa mooring ball at 1226hrs. These are the 3 locks on the Pacific side of the canal. We will be on the HUGE mooring ball for an undetermined amount of time….. This is Panama, and things change, often! At this point, we do not know if we will go through the Gatun Locks on Saturday, or have to wait at mooring ball until, Sunday, 0700hrs, and then proceed to motor through the Gatun Lake for 5hrs, then go through 3 Gatun Locks on the Caribbean side of the canal.
Once we are on the Caribbean side, we will proceed to Shelter Bay Marina, where s/v Oceans will be hauled out of the water, to begin repair procedures.
For anyone interested here is the website for the Panama Canal: www.pancanal.com
We would really appreciate it if someone was to take a screen shot of us while we are in the canal. You must run Adobe flash & go to multimedia, to live camera’s. The webcam is available 24/7 for anyone to view in the world, with internet access.
GOD is Great, all the time! We will continue our journey for HIM!
Matthias took these pictures the other night, thank you, Matthias for sharing. Too cool to see them, they hang upside down, eat leaves and move very slowly.