July 5, is our transit date. YIPPEE!!!!!! We are so ready!! Departing Shelter Bay Marina 2 pm, with Matthias, Leo & 2 other line-handlers on board with us. According to the Canal Officials, our advisor will arrive at 4pm, we will transit the Gatun Locks 3 of them on the Caribbean side of the canal & over-night in Gatun Lake. Then complete the Miraflores locks 3 of them on the Pacific side on Friday, July 6.
For those who would like to see us at the Miraflores Locks, can check out the Multimedia section of: http://www.pancanal.com/eng/op/index.html which will be on Friday mid to late afternoon. And of course, this is Panama & Everything is subject to change………..
We are grateful & excited to be on our way! So looking forward to our crossing to the Marquesas. Hopefully, depart by Sunday.
Update 10am, July 5: Rick called to confirm with Canal officials on time for today & they said that they have no advisors for today! Well, there you have it……………. Our new departure time is 4:45am on Friday morning, now we should make it all the way through to the Pacific side by tomorrow late afternoon. But, then again, it is Panama!!!