Arrival in Panama

Flights from the U.S. tend to fly right over the canal, then sweep out over the Bay of Panama before circling back in for a landing at Tocumen Airport. Here’s what I saw as the flight neared its end:

New enlarged locks. The three ponds are the containment areas, and just to the left of them are the long, narrow new locks.

New enlarged locks. The three things that look like swimming pools are the containment ponds, and just to the left of them are the long, narrow new locks. No ships going through right now.

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Coastline.

Neighborhoods to the west of Panama City.

Neighborhoods to the west of Panama City.

8 thoughts on “Arrival in Panama

  1. for Joyce: I usually take an aisle seat and so miss this view. This time I agreed to switch seats for a couple traveling together, and so wound up in a window seat. The view was a bonus!

  2. for Phyllis: the old canal is just to the right, and out of the frame. That wider waterway is leading to the locks, which would be even more narrow than the new locks.

  3. Panama is beautiful. The view from the plane was magnificent. The canal certainly is interesting, I’m so glad we got to see it when we were there. Katie

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