Monday, January 31, 2011
Colon, Panama is also cycling adverse with its 16 avenues and 5 streets and nary one stop light. The roadways are engorged with vehicles, the larger one filling the lane to the edge of the sidewalk, sometimes encroaching upon ped rights. Right of way is determined by rules of engagement perfected since childhood in the game of Chicken. A little-wheeled, English speaking tourist would not survive.
Our visit to Panama was all about the Canal, not about the bike. After all, experiencing the Panama Canal was what we had come for and it fulfilled all of our expectations and then some. When you come we can recommend David McCollough’s Path Between The Seas as pre-canal reading.
Click here for pix of our passage through the Panama Canal.