Really a pretty exciting place to visit. For the past couple of days, we’ve noticed the increase in shipping traffic and traffic in general. After weeks of seeing one or two boats a day, we see several at all times and are tracking many more on the computer.
We arrived in the “Canal Zone” at about noon this afternoon. Ships anchored or underway everywhere. The procedure is that you call into Traffic Control when you are one mile off the entrance bouy. Give them your boat type, length, and speed. Plus a destination. After that you are under their direction.
Check out the picture above to see what the traffic situation was when we arrived!!!
Moored at the Balboa Yacht Club now to clear customs and wait for friends that arrive on the 29th. Best case we’ll transit the canal on the 30th!!