After finding this picture in my file of travel shots I scratched my head trying to remember what was so interesting as to prompt this photograph. It took me a while, and then I remembered; this was a shot looking down from the balcony of our ship as we passed into one of the locks at the Panama Canal.
The black line at the bottom is the space between our ship and the concrete wall of the lock. Here it was about five inches, but it got even tighter. The second picture shows another ship entering before us, another tight fit. After passing through the canal we docked in Costa Rica and a crew came out to paint away the massive black skidmarks left on our ship from rubbing against the lock. No wonder the Panamanians have decided to widen the Canal. Still, it’s been an engineering marvel for over a hundred years.
Happy Sunday everyone.