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Friday, February 25, 2011

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!

To honor the world's greatest engineering marvel, we offer the world's greatest palindrome (as far as we know)

Ladies and Gentlemen, like you've never seen it before... The Panama Canal

 The main locks on the Pacific side, the Miraflores Locks, have lifted more than 1 million ships from the Pacific to Gatun Lake since the canal's completion in 1914. 

Each of those locomotives are pulling lines to direct the ship through the locks

The Canal's three lock systems raise ships from sea level on the Atlantic and Pacific to Gatun Lake, which sits at 85 feet.  Once through the 15-mile man-made lake, ships are dropped back down to sea level before they leave the canal.

Only 7 minutes to pump 26,000,000 gallons of water!

After exploring the Miraflores Locks Museum, we headed back into town.

Panama City's public transit system - recognize your old school bus?

A bit of wildlife in the Parque Natural Metropolitano

Farewell Panama City!

Next stop: home!

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