Friday, February 13, 2009

Looking At the Sky ~ Panama Canal

Please visit the terrific Tish (Crazy Working Mom) for more mavelous skies

This Friday we will continue LOOKING AT THE SKY that we saw on our Panama Canal Cruise. This picture was taken by a camera at the Miraflores Locks. It was the first lock that the ship (and all us passengers) went through. It was about 9 a.m. and it was hot and very HUMID!! I was sitting in the pool area on the port side of the ship and Rich was video taping in the bow area on deck 11. We went through the Miraflores Locks then travelled along Gatun Lake to the Gatun Locks.

Those clouds eventually became one HUGE BLACK cloud and the heavens opened up as we completed our journey through the Gatun Locks and stopped at Crystobal Pier. And what a storm it was!!! Thunder, lightning and wind. We were told the ship was hit by lightning at least 3 times during the night. Friends of ours in the Royal Suite had a scare when there was an electrical fire the next night - reminents of the lightning strikes they were told.


  1. What a neat photo! IS that you waiving over at the pool bar?

  2. Going through the Panama Canal has got to be a really cool experience and then to have one heck of a thunderstorm afterward - wow! Funny, those clouds looked pretty innocent in that picture!

  3. I'd love to be there! what a beautiful scene

  4. Beautiful ...
    This is a trip I'd like to take someday too ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  5. Wow, this is amazing!!! I wanna go, next time you go take an extra suitcase. It'll take a large one. I'll hop inside!!! :) How fun would this be?!? Thanks for playing along. I LOVE those fluffy clouds.

    Happy Friday the 13th,
    "Terrific" Tish (too cute!)

  6. Wow, that sky looks so close! What a story, the ship being hit by lightning and all! It never occurred to me that ships went through locks at the Canal. sounds like quite a trip.


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