Monday, March 24, 2008

Eye on the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority maintains several webcams whereby you at home can watch your friends transit the waterway.

For example, here is a webcam screen capture showing the Miraflores Lock. The second vessel entering the lock from the north (Atlantic side) on Friday is Grey Pearl, a Nordhavn 62, captained by Braun and Tina Jones.

The Brauns are headed for Costa Rica to meet up with Sans Souci, the Nordhavn 68 mentioned in the preceding post. The two yachts will be transported by Yachtpath to Vancouver so their crews can enjoy the Inside Passage and Southeast Alaska this summer without having to slog uphill on their own bottoms.