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Transiting the Panama Canal On A Sailboat!

Transiting the Panama Canal On A Sailboat!

It’s probably no surprise that as full-time RVers, we suffer from wanderlust that extends well beyond the road. So when the opportunity to go flying, sailing and visiting with great friends comes together all at once, that’s about as good as it gets.

We’re re-connecting with Jason & Nikki Wynn, better known as Gone With The Wynns, flying down to join them in Panama to crew aboard their sailing catamaran as they transit the Panama Canal. If you’ve followed them for very long, you know we met when they were fellow full-time RVers, but they’re now full-time sailors.

We were so excited to be crewing on S/V Curiosity for this exciting part of their epic voyage. We’ve always wanted to experience the Panama Canal, but figured it would be on a cruise ship rather than a small private boat.

Nikki & Jason’s videos are stellar, with great editing and cinematography. Instead of trying to match them here (how could we?!) we’re sharing a different view of the canal, reflecting our personal primary interest: the layout, mechanics and operation of the locks and what’s involved in going through them. When all is said and done, we’re geeks at heart, which made experiencing this engineering marvel in action the prime attraction for us.

We hope this adds to the story that the Wynns are sharing, and gives you another angle and more detail on what the transit is like.

We know this isn’t our usual RV-related content, but those of you interested enough to watch our video will surely want to see Nikki & Jason’s, too:

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Thanks so much to Jason, Nikki, and Jason’s Mom, Mary, for all the hospitality. For even more detail about the canal transit, be sure to check out the Wynns’ blog post. We had an absolute blast. Follow their continuing adventures at GoneWithTheWynns.com.


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Roger B

Tuesday 27th of February 2018

WOW! Excellent video. You gave a whole different perspective of the crossing than Gone With The Wynns who I've been following for quite a few years. Were those drone shots? Thank you for sharing your experience of the crossing.

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 27th of February 2018

Hi Roger! Thanks so much. Those were indeed drone shots! We watched in awe as Nikki piloted that little Mavic Pro so far away we couldn't possible see it any more. We all crowded around the display screen as she maneuvered for the best shots and video. She's amazing!

Gary T

Monday 26th of February 2018

Gary. WOW What an experience Not everyone will get to do that!! What great friends ?

Ahna The-Husky

Monday 26th of February 2018

We sail as well, although we monohull. The cat looks like a blast! You wouldn't have to ask us twice!

TheRVgeeks

Monday 26th of February 2018

This was our first time on a cat, and it was very cool. Like having a guest house across the way!

JOHN SCHRETLEN

Monday 26th of February 2018

Great video guys. I could feel Peter's excitement and John's awe.

I have to admit that sailing through locks that are over a hundred years old would be bucket-list-worthy for anybody who has ever been on or near the oceans. Your time lapse shots whetted my appetite do do it one day.

TheRVgeeks

Monday 26th of February 2018

We we excited and awed all right! Get down there if you can. It's amazing!

Brian Druker

Monday 26th of February 2018

You guys all great thanks for everything you do

TheRVgeeks

Monday 26th of February 2018

Thanks, Brian!

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