Practice transit: Rafting up. Forming up a raft of three boats, with Doctor Bird (our boat) on the starboard side, so we can lock up as a unit, along with another raft of three boats. The raft forms ouside the locks, and then drives around waiting for the lock to open. With three engines, it's very manoeverable.

North of Gatun locks, Panama Canal; 16 Feb, 2004 06:56
By Ian Cameron Smith
Camera: NIKON E990