Traversing the Panama Canal

March 27, 2017 Today we traversed the Panama Canal!  We entered the canal from the Caribbean side at about 6:00 a.m. A narrator came on board to broadcast what we were watching. When I woke up enough to go outside on our veranda, I took some pictures of the rising sun silhouetting some of the […]

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Ships on the Panama Canal

In March, we took a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego, passing through the Panama Canal. Besides the amazing engineering that went into construction of this series of locks and lakes through the Isthmus of Panama, there were a variety of different types of ships passing through.  My first career was in export shipping […]

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Stockholm’s Great Scandal!

August 14, 2015 (Stockholm, Day 1) When we left Sigtuna, we returned to Stockholm to visit one of its more than 80 museums. The Vasa Museum’s centerpiece is a ship that sank in 1628, 23 minutes into its maiden voyage! It was not pulled out of the canal until the 1950s, when the technology to […]

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