lower chamber, Miraflores locks, western lane, Panama canal

View forward from the cockpit as the lower lock of the Miraflores locks fills with water. Note the blue ropes from the walls of the lock to the deck of the yacht. Each of these ropes is handled by a line handler, in this case, rented Panamanian muscle. The Panama Canal Authority adviser supervises the rope handlers, instructing them to take up the slack as the water level rises.

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