Visit to Fort San Lorenzo which was used as protection for ships while transporting goods such as gold, silver, spices etc. Some cannons pointing towards the ocean and river are still on display.
|Entrance to the fort|
|Some of the ruins of the Fort|
|Met a friend - The main cannon at the door way|
The day ended with a special Farewell Dinner topped by a surprise Panamanian Traditional dance which was enjoyed by the entire group.
|Traditional Panamanian dance|
|Traditional dress - hand made|
I can't believe we just went through the Miraflores Locks! What an experience. The Holbrook Travel office took these screen shots as our boat passed through, so I thought I'd share them.
|Here we are entering the locks.|
|We're in the locks! See the Road Scholar banner on the side of the boat?|
|We're waiting for the lock to fill before we exit to the other side.|
|The container ship on the left was in front of us in the locks. That's us on the very right.|
|We just went through the locks, and we're on our way through!|
|Here we are on our way out.|
It's about an hour cruise with lots of birds such as parrots, blue herrings, mammals such as 3-toed sloth and Howler monkeys. The Chagres River is a mixture of fresh and sea water.
|Cruising the Chagres River|
|Mini bird island on Chagres River with birds perching|