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 Link channel web cam: : http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.htm Grand PHA   travel in channel Pilot boarding time 1745/28th Arriving Gatun locks 1916/28th Clearing Gatun locks 2035/28th …

 Link channel web cam: : http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.htm

Grand PHA   travel in channel

Pilot boarding time 1745/28th

Arriving Gatun locks 1916/28th

Clearing Gatun locks 2035/28th

Anchoring Gatun lake 2100/28th

Resuming transit 0630/29th

Completing transit 1401/29th

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Comment by Marie-Hélène on March 28, 2014 at 11:10am

Comment by wakataitea on April 1, 2014 at 12:40am

the link in not working..... ;(

Comment by Robert on April 2, 2014 at 3:14am

Here is the correct link.

http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html?cam=Gatun

I stayed up to watch Grand PHA in the channel, but it was too dark to see anything really.

R

Comment by Bertrand FERCOT on April 2, 2014 at 9:38pm

We entered the first Gatun lock the Friday 28th at 19h50 with 20kts in the back.

Grand PHA was in the center with one monohull fixed on each side it was not easy with the wind but the good advices of our  pilot we joined the lac safely behind a big cargo.

Gatun locks at night:

At 07h00 we began to cross the lake and one hour before to reach the Pedro Miguel lock we sailed with no sail engines on neutral at 3-4 kts because the time of passage has been delayed to 12h50.

We waited a big cargo finished his passage in the lock toward the lac to enter in the lock behind two little tourist  boats and Grand PHA inside each locck was tied alongside a very little old passengers boat in wood. 

Here is a copy from the Miraflores locks camera which are just after the Miguel lock  where we can see Grand PHA entering the lock. :

And at 15h20 we passed under the old bridge joining the 2 Americas :

Now we are at anchor at the entrance of the Playita marina near the isla Flamenco.

Yesterday 1st April we were very sad to know our friends Martine &Serges (ex owner of the Tiki46 N°3) who helped us to pass the canal  have lost their Venezia catamaran who has been totally burned in the Green Turtle marina.

In the next days Marie-Hélène will fly back for 3 weeks to Brest to see her mother who is very bad. So I will stay on board and after the return of Marie-Helene we'll continue our voyage toward the Marquises.

Bertrand

Comment by Bertrand FERCOT on April 3, 2014 at 11:03am

Our present position in Panama at anchor :

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