The last Typhoon to pass over the Philippines
is now a Tropical Storm hanging around the top end of Luzon but drifting southward. Still producing 130kph winds so Gale force winds are happening where I am.
This evening I took the Ro-Ro ferry
from Mindoro to Luzon and I think the gods are paying me back for all of my really bad goat jokes.
3 long bed
trucks ....double decked with goats.... were loaded on and packed very tightly with my SUV and other commercial
Usually I stay in my car, to escape the crowds up top but the smell was unbelievable on the cargo deck
so I crowded in with the foot and bus passengers.
Once we got going and the motion began, Pandemoneum
The goat smell was strongly wafting up the stairwells and they were not happy with the motion…voiding and bleating ...just added to the already pungent atmosphere.
Lots of people began throwing up, kids
wailing and mothers screaming at every thump.
Add a karaoke machine where one "girlie boy" was practicing his/her Celine Dion version of the Titanic theme song and you get the picture of a surrealistic 3 hour trip from Hell.
I did take some photos of the Goats on a Boat which I will download in the next few days, because it is past midnight now in Manila and I really need a bath.
“Pan Pan Pan…Goats to windward!
”…sorry too tired to stop!