“I didn’t think I’d see you again,” said the longshoremen at the Port of Tacoma. He was unplugging the Genset, the refrigerated unit, on the container that we had been attached to for a week.
“What do you mean,” I asked. “We didn’t look experienced enough to make it back in one piece.”
He thought we were long haulers, he said, over-the-road types, and picked up a can, (a container), as a “one-off thing.”
“We are long-haulers,” I told him. “We took this container to Pennsylvania and we brought it back.”
“That’s a long way,” he said.
Roundtrip it’s 5,607 miles in seven days.
Since we haven’t done that in awhile, we’re sleeping.