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The Pacific

Feb 19, 2008


Location: Flamenco Marina, Panama
Author: Beaker
We began the day early in the fresh water lake, Lake Gatun. While awaiting our pilot we listened to the calls of the howler monkeys in the surrounding jungle. As the sun rose over the assortment of container ships anchored close by we enjoyed breakfast. Another of many firsts for us, the first time Argo has been in freshwater! At about 09:00 our pilot boarded and we began our trip through the lake and rivers to the Pacific side of Panama. After lunch we transited the Milaflores locks and descended back down to sea level. Argo saw the Pacific for the first time, and we motored to Isla Flamenca and picked up a mooring. The marine biology students excelled on their marine life identification quiz and we settled early for bed.andlt;hr width=’100’/andgt;andlt;div align=’center’andgt;andlt;tableandgt;andlt;trandgt;andlt;tdandgt;andlt;