A quiet night and a so-so night’s sleep.
We are scheduled to enter Gatun Locks at about 7 AM so I went up a little later than that to avoid the expected crowd.
As it turned out there wasn’t much of a crowd, and I got my seat near the door on the starboard side of the Sunset Veranda. I had my usual breakfast of pancakes, etc. and basically, stayed in that spot the whole day. Besides taking photos, I also tracked Onward's progress through the canal on Google Maps.
Azamara Onward entered Gatun Locks pretty much on schedule.
Because of my watch position, I saw the ship leaving locks but that was just fine. A selfie (the best I could do, and I should have worn a cap) documented my location.
|A Selfie in the Locks (I tried)|
|Atlantic Bridge and Gatun Locks|
|Another ship enters Gatun Locks|
We went through the three locks at Gatun and were now at the level of Lake Gatun.
The ship exited the Canal around 4:30 PM started toward Fuerte Amador.
|Ships docked at Fuerte Amador|
I could see a large cruise ship (NCL) docked there along with a small ship – maybe a cruiser. We did not dock right away so I thought this was going to be a tender port as it has been all the previous times we have been here.
It was getting pretty warm on the Veranda, so we went to the air-conditioned Living Room to read until dinner. It was Italian Night in the buffet. I had the chef make me the same pasta I had a few nights ago– Fettuccine with garlic, onions, peppers, and tomato sauce. Delicious again. There was no green salad available tonight, so I grabbed some sun-dried tomatoes and added them to my pasta. Perfect addition.
I got a nice picture of the Moon over the Pacific and Panama City at night.
|Panama City at Night|
During dinner, the ship left its position out in the bay and pulled in next to our old friend, the Jewel of the Seas.
The ship is staying in Fuerte Amador overnight and not leaving until 4 PM tomorrow.
After the show, we went to the room until lights out.