Across the Gulf Stream from Key West to Cuba…San Blas islands off of Panama (but a world apart)…Portobelo…Shelter Bay Marina near the Canal entrance. A tour ashore, then through the Panama Canal to the Pacific.
Photo didn’t make it into the book, but illustrates our peaceful Gulf Stream crossing.
Ernest Hemingway ate here. So did we.
San Blas Islands, Panama
Not wanting their faces photographed, despite agreeing to it. I’m so glad I purchased this mola. I see it every day and it always makes me smile!
San Blas will be an early casualty of rising sea level.
Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
New lock, and lock gate being moved into place. The scale is hard to take in; note the car 2/3 of the way down — looks like a toy! Gate is 100′ tall.
As we go down, the ship in the adjacent lock is going up!
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