Panama City Activities

We have been busy around Panama City enjoying activities with other cruisers and just exploring on our own.

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Several weeks ago a group of friends gathered at Paul’s place to enjoy a party and barbecue that Shirley (s/v WindSong) put on to celebrate Frank’s 50th birthday.

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Bill and I walked to the Canal Administration Building on one of our walks. The building was opened the same year as the canal (1914). The US flag flew over it for many years; but with Panama now having control over the canal, the Panamanian Flag flies proudly over the building. Inside the rotunda are four large murals that depict various parts of the canal construction.

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We enjoy sitting on Lanikai with our morning coffee, or around sunset, just watching the ship traffic going to and from the locks. This ship is the Columbian tall ship that passed by – with the sailors all standing in the rigging.

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One cloudy Wednesday we went to the Albrook Mall with Frank and Shirley (s/v WindSong). We watched a movie (the new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and afterwards enjoyed a yummy desert at the Crapes and Waffles Cafe.