It was a crazy two weeks with all our guests here. The day before our transit we hired our friendly taxi driver, Roosevelt, to take us all to the canal so we could see it from a much different perspective. They have a museum and observation platform.
After transiting, Austin and Nicki spent a few days with us on the Atlantic side. We hit up the beach first thing and on the advice of our marina office we found a taxi that would take us to Fort Lorenzo six miles away. That same person said we would be able to catch a taxi back. NOT! It was pretty remote but we lucked out and a tour van offered us a ride back.
We next took the ferry across the canal and boarded the historic Panama Canal Railroad to take us back over to Panama City for a few days. It was a beautiful ride through the rain forest and over parts of Gatun Lake.
We spent a few nights in the city before Austin and Nicki had to leave.
We hired Roosevelt to take Gary and I back to the boat since it was Sunday, the train was not running and our other option was figuring out the bus. The ferry also was not running so instead of being in the locks or looking down from the observation platform we were now to experience them from another perspective. Riding in a car over the top of the gates. We had no idea cars pass on top of the first gates on the new locks and the last gates on the Gatun Locks in order to cross from one side to the other. I think we’ve seen enough of the locks now!