Construction of the new Panama canal Locks

I was fortunate enough to get a tour of the insides of the new Post pana-max locks for the panama canal. We got to see the insides of the gates without any water and to see inside the tunnels that are used to transfer the water from the locks to the holding pits.

Also, very interesting was to see inside the new lock gates, which are hollow.

Bush fires in Panama

Panama has two seasons in the year, the rainy season and the dry/smoky season. The smoky season is due to the number of people want to burn off scrub brush instead of cutting it and disposing of it efficiently. This is some of the results, hectares of scrub land burnt and many locals suffering from smoke inhalation.