Boats anchored off Panama City
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Boats anchored off Panama Cityt
The waters off of Panama City are shallow and vessels have never anchored close to land here. Even when the Spanish were shipping treasure and other goods in and out of Panama they had to anchor out and have the cargos lightered in. There are still many ships anchored in the roadstead, some several miles out. At least now there is some access at the entrance to the Canal, but still, not much in the way of a deep water port here. The small boat anchorages are not much to brag about either, unprotected and rough, and the shore boats roar through day and night causing lots of rolling and commotion.
We saw this guy ashore, Friendly too!
We went to Casco Viejo (the old town) for a night out, and to our surprise, while having a drink on the roof of one restaurant, were treated to a 45 minute fireworks show celebrating the opening of a new highway. It was really grand.
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