Pippa’s Final Blog

On anchor in the Pacific.  The last two days have been a whirlwind.

 

We travelled through the vast Gatun lake (the biggest man made lake until the Hoover dam was constructed) in single file.  We saw crocodiles and iguanas on the shore in the narrow stretch of Gaillard’s cut and egrets at Pedro Miguel locks.  Passing under the recently constructed Centenial bridge we approach our final set of locks for our descent to the Pacific. Miraflores lock was full of brown pelicans exploiting the mixing of the salt water of the Pacific with the fresh water from the lakes above and pulling the now unwell fish out of the water easily.  We stood on deck at waved at the webcam hoping that family and friends were watching.

The final run took us under the Bridge of Americas. We posed for photos and danced on deck, the stereo blaring from the cockpit.

 

A huge thank you to Caspar and Nicola for sharing their dream with me this week.  It’s been an amazing trip and I’m sure I’ll be recounting the memories to anyone who will listen until I’m in my nineties.

 

For Sale:  Unused silk sleeping bag liner …. offers.

 

Pippa

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