For those who don’t remember, the Panama Canal runs a SW to NE course through the isthmus.
According to the info we were given the pilot was going to be boarding ~0500 and we would be to the first lock about 0700. Accordingly several of us got up early and staked out our normal places in the observation lounge.
Naturally there were those not happy when they arrived as we approached the first lock to find both the lounge full and the forward railings crowded.
I spilt my time between wandering out to enjoy the travel through the locks and my cross stitch.
I will have photos when I am somewhere that I have real internet.