Our time is set for the transit of the Panama Canal! We will begin the trip early tomorrow morning. At the bottom of this post is a tentative schedule for the day including an estimated time of arrival at each lock. The day begins in Cristobal, where we will take on a Canal Pilot that will guide us through. After the pilot boards we will make our way to the first of three locks. The locks are used to raise the boat up from sea level, 85 feet to the level of the Gatun lake. We will then transit across the lake and arrive at the Pedro Miguel Locks. This is where we begin the lowering back down to sea level. After exiting the final Miraflores lock we will dock at the Flamenco Marina. The total transit time is is about 13 hours start to Finish.
During this this trip, we will be using two Garmin 360 VIRB cameras to document the journey in 4K. We will post this to the blog in a day or so once we get it edited. If anyone is interested to try to catch a live view of Warbird in one of the locks, you can check out the link below.
Keep in mind, the live cameras have been known to be unreliable at times. I will post our progress with 30 minute ETA’s to the locks.
Warbird Panama Canal Transit Schedule
0500 hrs pilot boarding time
0630 hrs ETA Gatun locks
0756 hrs ETD Gatun locks
1421 hrs ETA Pedro Miguel locks
1501 hrs ETD Pedro Miguel locks
1541 hrs ETA Miraflores last locks
1651 hrs Clearing Miraflores locks
1800 hrs Alongside at Flamenco