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Cruising Panama's Canal, savoring 5,000 nautical miles and 500,000 decadent calories
A serious car wreck threatened to ruin Al and Sunny Lockwood's summer, but instead it led them to the trip of a lifetime. When a texting driver slammed full freeway speed into them as they waited at a red light, they realized how fragile life is, how quickly it could be snatched away, and they determined to start doing some of the things they'd always dreamed about. First on the bucket list: a trip through the Panama Canal. "We wanted to turn something really bad into something really good," Al says. "Making a dream come true seemed like a perfect way to do that." Come along on their lively 17-day cruise from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale via the Panama Canal. Enjoy every intimate, often playful, detail. Sunny provides the facts. Al adds delicious humor. A perfect recipe for cruise travel fun! Stand on the bow with Al and Sunny as they share the sights, sounds and feelings of transiting the Canal; watch as the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean and then sets in the Atlantic on the same day. Miraculous! "Maybe best of all, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Canal," Sunny says. "So we think our book is right on time!" More than a travel guide, Cruising Panama's Canal is a spirited ocean odyssey. Whether an armchair traveler or an experienced cruiser, this is a rollicking read you don't want to miss. Grab your reading glasses and come along for the ride.