It was special to watch them study our clothes, cameras and everything about us.
As the sun sets over the equatorial horizon, the locks are lit up like a stadium. But this isn’t any old ball game. This is the maneuvering of ships up to 100 feet wide from one massive ocean to another.
I can imagine a sunburned Teddy Roosevelt drinking this on the terrace of an alabaster hotel in Colon amid an international display of diplomats, businessmen and generals in casual attire.