Finally, on Day 3, we got our first look at the Panama Canal. Specifically, the bus brought us to the Miraflores Locks, the first lock system on the Pacific Ocean side of the canal. After sorting out getting student tickets (student IDs had to be shown), we started out at the Miraflores Visitor Center.
|The main control tower for the Miraflores Locks|
|A full panorama of the Miraflores Locks|
|Group photo on the observation deck|
All in all, it was a very gratifying day. The Panama Canal, which had been hyped up by the TAs and Professor Berger, met and even exceeded everyone’s expectations. The size of the locks caught many people off guard and proved what an engineering feat this really is. Upon seeing the actual entity that drives our course, we are extremely excited to see how future days can live up to today. It’s hard to imagine they will now, but I’m sure we will be pleasantly surprised!
Your Day Three Bloggers,
Kyle, William, and John