March 10, 2019
SAILING ACROSS THE EQUATOR [Our Equatorial Ceremony] Every sailor who sails across Equator performs a ritual of asking Neptune for safe passage. Our ceremony included costumes, an equatorial exam, a vow, a sacrifice, and being dipped in the equatorial waters. Even the Seadogs participated. Even though this is a bit silly and goofy, it's a rite of passage for every sailor. For us, we crossed the equator during a 1,690 mile voyage from Cape Verde, Africa to Cabedelo, Brazil.