Middle of canal


Entering Gatun locks


Gatun Locks


Large ship in adjacent lock


Pilot boarding


Exiting the Panama Canal

It took 12 hours to pass through the canal.  We entered at 6am and exited at 6pm.  We were provided with a time table and it was precise.  The Panama Canal is very efficient at moving traffic.  There were at least 50 ships on each side waiting to pass through the canal.  It is really much larger than I thought.