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Fiascoes in Paradise

The semester ended on December 13, but we remained on the ship to work in the library and the lab during a three week Enrichment Voyage through the Panama Canal. The Latin American itinerary is nearly identical to the voyage we did in 2009, so we spent lots of time reuniting with old friends from […]

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Locks of Miraflores

Here’s a quick shot of us going through the last set of locks in the Panama Canal today. If you zoom in you can see the black pixelated blob that represents the baseball cap I was wearing while hanging out on the observation deck. Poor Shannon was working in the library during this set of […]

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Traversing the Panama Canal

Bright and early tomorrow morning we will begin our first trip through the Panama Canal on board the MV Explorer. We are scheduled to enter the first lock at approximately 7:00 EST (that’s the same as 8:00 Eastern Daylight Time for all you northern and eastern landlubbers observing daylight savings time). The canal has webcams […]

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