contacted me via email after seeing my Galeta
Island and Navy Coco
Solo pages and was excited about seeing the photos of where he used
to live and work. He generously offered some of his own photos, taken
during his duty tour for use on my site. I heard from about 5 or
6 other ex-Galeta Island veterans too belonging to a group who all wrote
very nice emails and stated that the photos (taken by my friend Nina who
lives in Panama) really took them back over the years. I enjoyed
and appreciated their emails since Galeta Island was a connection we all
shared. I hope you enjoy Nate's photos as much as I do.
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and cannot be reproduced, copied, or obtained in any manner without requesting
being authorized to do so by both the owner of the photos and the owner
of this web site.
|He also sent
photos of Gatun Lake, the spillway, and the dams. To any of you Atlantic-siders
out there, doesn't this bring back memories?
|Anybody who lived
in the Canal Zone or in Panama, especially during the rainy season, was
very familiar with the severe rain storms we would have frequently.
The rains were warm and when it stopped, the air had a musty-type odor
to it, sort of like a "jungle smell". Although those heavy rains
would disrupt many activities, one of them that they didn't was sleeping.
Nothing beat sleeping and having the comforting sound of the rain pouring
down outside one's window.
Nate took the
photos below during one such heavy tropical rain storm from his barracks'
window in Navy Coco Solo. You can see the sheets of rain on the photos
and the flooding that was taking place.
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