After cruising through Gatun Lake we entered the first lowering locks, which is named the Pedro Miguel Locks, and should be called lock, because it is only 1 lock. It then becomes a small lake for a short period before entering 2 more locks, named the Miraflores Locks.
Coming through the locks we were able to see Panama City and the port up ahead. We also passed the Panama Immigration Building. It had all of its balconies covered with people waving and hollering at us and visa versa. We went under the Pan American Bridge which was the only way across the canal for years.
Then we past by the loading docks and the city out into the Pacific. WE past a few islands on the way, one of which belong to John Wayne and his Panamanian wife at one time. It is now owned by a resort with a hotel built on it.
The other thing that we watch the crew of at least 19 get off the ship on to a Tug Boat once we were out in the bay. This crew gets on before entering the canal and takes it all the way through. They do not let the ship crew do the driving.