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: