It was definitely a worthy bucket list experience, in spite of the fact that the first day's locks were done in the dark, and the second day was in the rain. We had great company on board, sailors from all over. John and Deb own the boat and they are American. Stuart and Susie are Australian and Kiwi respectively, and Tracy and Scott and their two kids, Will, age five, and Molly, age four, are also Australian.
John put together a great montage video of our transit - follow this link to see it.
|View from the webcam - we are in front.|
|The canal machinery -old technology, but still working well!|
|The bow line handlers - Stuart & Phil (photo credit to John Rogers)|
|A tanker we passed along the way.|