Saturday, October 4, 2014

Panama Canal Screenshots

As promised, I've attached three screen shots from Eris J's transit through the Panama Canal.  These pics were sent courtesy of my dear friend, one of the two who stayed with me (albeit electronically) during last night's momentous event.

Even though I was on the high-res option, the pics are quite grainy.  The night transit didn't help things either, but we do have pics!

Eris J is in the east-bound lock with her "boat" cargo visible on deck.

More pics of Eris J right in camera range.  She pretty much fills that entire lock.

Someone described this event as a pregnancy: sonograms showing the unborn baby give a pretty good idea of how things are going and a vague glimpse of the baby's features.  However, no one is prepared for the flood of feelings once the baby is born and held for the first time.  I thought this was an excellent analogy.  I've seen a shadowy image of Olympia, seen many, many pictures of her during her build process, but I can't imagine what it will be like to actually see her and be in her presence for the very first time!

I'll send more pictures as I get them.  This update came from Tom B. this morning re: the ship's position and ETA:

Here is the latest from the ship, they are through the canal and headed north.

03/October/2014 – 02:45hrs cleared last lock
03/October/2014 – 03:15hrs pilot off
03/October/2014 – 04:00hrs sailed from Cristobal

Eta Port Everglades 06/Oktober  - 19:00hrs

Woo hoo!!!

I hope Monday will be a quiet day in the office.  I'll be busy at my computer screen - doing nothing work-related, but very much "Woo Hoo" related. 

Well friends, these last 2 days have put even my energy level to the test.  As of now I'm working on my 19th hour awake and starting to feel the strain.  As mentioned earlier, I was in the car before 6 am to get my friend to the airport.  

But, tomorrow is a new day, filled with the unknown and many new opportunities to make tomorrow even better than today!


  1. Come on be a pal for your readers, post a good link for a Port Everglades webcam!

  2. Just for you John, I did another post (from work again, ssh). Please check it out - ship position and webcam info is posted.