But, like I said, they pack the cars in tightly. Phil describes it as a giant game of Tetris. There’s lots of maneuvering to pack all the cars on there; parallel parking, throwing it into reverse, etc. And all this happens with crowds of people standing around.
It is a uniquely Samoan experience.
Yesterday I was able to get a spot on the boat’s tower, so I got to see the entire process from above, and I snapped some photos. Enjoy the pictures below.
I hope you’re well.
Here is the boat, all loaded up with people along the edges of the deck.
A truck backs into a narrow space toward the front of the deck. Notice the person on the wall getting pushed by the truck.
The boat half-full. The white car is backing into people and the orange truck is about to be.
The deck is finally full.
I followed a lady holding a baby through this narrow crevasse between cars near the end of the ferry ride.
I was surprised when the guy sitting next to me pulled out a Toshiba laptop. Unexpected.