holding pattern in Miraflores lake

Although there are two lanes (and now two new super-lanes) in the Panama canal. We experienced traffic running through the parallel locks in the same direction. The transiting vessels at each end of the canal are lifted up to the level of Lake Gatun in the morning, then pass each other in the huge, manmade lake. We had somehow become mired in a canal traffic jam while traffic cleared the locks and channel ahead of us.

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