Day trip to the Panama Canal

I have to admit, I wasn’t that excited to see the Panama Canal.  I guess because I’d seen photos and have gone through the locks/dam on the Ohio River a number of times, so I had a good idea of how it worked.  Having said all that, I was glad I went.  The driver at our Hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton, offered to take my group and I anywhere we wanted to go for a flat rate of $25 an hour, so we decided to have him drive us to the Amador Causeway and Miraflores.

This is a section of the viewing platform at the Panama Canal…


This is where you enter…


Here are the canal shots…


The information at their museum and the movie explained how the boats have to wait upwards of 8-10 hours to pass through.


They have these small engines that look like trains to help guide the boats through.


The Biomuseo on the Amador Causeway is fascinating!  We stopped there first before going to the canal, but they weren’t open yet.  Just walking around the unique structure was nice.


Seeing the Panama Canal when you’re in Panama City is kind of like seeing the Pyramids when you’re in Egypt…something you should do!

5 thoughts on “Day trip to the Panama Canal

  1. It’s a special place, no doubt about it. Just think how much hardship mariners had to endure before the canal was built and they had to go all the way around South America around the Horn in some of the most terrible storms. You’re so lucky to have seen this canal.


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