Blackpool girl meets Blackpool Tower in the Panama Canal zone!!

Who’d have thought that a Blackpool-born and bred girl like me would feel at home thousands of miles away from Blackpool?

Blackpool Tower ship 01 Blackpool Tower ship 02 This was the ship that sailed in to the container port across from us, whilst we waited at Club Nautico in Colon, for our Panama Transit!

Definitely, an auspicious sign…..

So, here we are waiting in the Flats anchorage for our transit later this afternoon, Thursday 14th January, 2016. Our transit time is 1630 today, when the assigned Advisor boards our vessel and guides us to the first of the locks, Gatun Locks, around an hour’s transit time from here .Here is the link for the Gatun Locks webcams. We expect the transit time for the 3 locks to be around 90 minutes and we should be through by around 7pm (local time = midnight GMT) after which we will drop off our Advisor and spend the night anchored in Gatun Lake.

Tomorrow morning we will pick up the Advisor at around 0700 to continue the transit, which we expect to complete by around 1600 tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates and times of the transit through the final set of locks, the Miraflores locks. The link for the Miraflores locks webcam is here. If you are not a Facebooker and would like an email update of our transit through the locks, please send us a message and we will do our best to keep you updated!

Waiting in the Panama Canal zone

Waiting in the Panama Canal zone

Read about our Panama Canal transit here