Cruise from Costa Rica to Florida travel blog

Approaching Panama City. Beautiful!

About to go under the Pan-American highway bridge.

The canal is narrowing

In the Miraflores Locks, one of the three in the Canal.


It takes an entire 9 hour day to traverse the Canal. We moved extremely slowly past the pretty jungles and hills of Panama. We were provided education and history of the building of the canal and amazed to learn that more than 27,000 lives were lost, mainly to Yellow Fever and Malaria, as the canal was constructed by the French, then by the US between 1880 and 1914.



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