9. mars 2012  
  King Neptune - "Pollywog" becomes "Shell Back"
 
 

As we cross the Equator, we read of the North 89 ° 19 '. At exactly this point the whole crew true sons and daughters of King Neptune. We go from the dastardly Pollywogs (miserable parrots) to Shellbacks - true sons and daughters of King Neptune.

We thought we should not do it sometimes, but we actually had to slow up the night of 10 March. We should have a proper ceremony, and when it had to be the daylight.

09:00 local time (UTC-6) we counted down the seconds on the Northern Halvklule, then start counting from 0 in the Southern Hemisphere.

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We secured a dinner for a week. Fish weight was too small, but this muscle bundle weighed close to a container with 20 liters of diesel - that is between 15 and 20 pounds.