Panama City: The Panama Canal

The day we arrived in Panama was actually the 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal. A few days later we visited the Miraflores Locks of the Canal. It was so amazing to see this expansive project in use.

The Miraflores Locks

The Miraflores Locks

There’s a big expansion of the canal in the works now, so we got to hear about that, too. While we were there we saw three different enormous ships pass through.

Passing through the canal

Passing through the canal

There it goes!

There it goes!

As each ship went through the crew would all wave – it was crazy to think these people hadn’t seen another person off board in probably weeks!

Out of the canal!

Out of the canal!

Olivia loved the big ships

Olivia loved the big ships

The museum was cool, too, with model ships, trains and trucks that were used to create the canal one hundred years ago.

Cliff loved the train!

Cliff loved the train!

Model ship

Model ship

Olivia and Cliff loved the turtles and other animal exhibits.

watching the turtles

watching the turtles

It was a great ending to our time in Panama…next it was off to Nicaragua!

Frigate bird in flight

Frigate bird in flight

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