I’m too tired to write anything coherent so I’ll just post these few photos from the 6,000+ mile route that our fishing boat recently traveled between Bayou La Batre, Alabama and Bellingham, Washington. Since there are so many photos, I’ll start with the Alabama to Panama leg.
being lowered into the water after 4 months of shipyard
leaving the south
still leaving the south
yep, still in the south
lovely sunset at sea
this is what my fantasies all look like…
look at that blue-green water!
racing the dolphins
I wouldn’t mind living on one of those sailboats…
lining up to enter the canal in Colon, Panama
Panama and US flags flying
Justice on deck, inside the canal
the gates are opening… or maybe closing, it’s hard to tell
at the locks of the Panama Canal, behind a beast of a ship
these are “mules”, electric locomotives that run on tracks and help guide ships through locks
the locks on the Pacific side of the canal
crossing under the Centennial Bridge
Here is a video of our boat going through one of the locks on the Pacific side, taken by crew member Justice Cousins.
If you would like an animated illustration of the entire canal and lake system, watch this short video…