|We started at the dock in a large cargo port in Colon, Panama.|
|We quickly entered the first set of locks on the Panama Canal, which was as fascinating as we expected.|
|In Panama and Costa Rica we enjoyed many nature walks, seeing a very large number of species of plants, birds, reptiles, monkeys, fish, whales, dolphins, and little critters.|
|A false killer whale beside the ship. You can just see the anchor at left.|
They love to surf in the ship's bow wave. Later some dolphins did the same thing.