Saturday, April 21, 2012

What happens when you cross the equator?

In reality…not much other than you get a little drunk and sentimental.

We crossed the equator for the first time with Ustupu at the picture perfect moment- sunset. With the mandatory Neptune and jumble jangle of random things hanging off a bungee cord costume, we were ready for the adventures that await us in the South Pacific!

That imaginary line represented the end of our Latin American jamboree and the beginning of a new journey. For the next 7 months, we will be crossing an ocean (well part of it), exploring remote deserted islands in the middle of nowhere and pretty much trying to avoid civilization as much as possible.

To celebrate our big milestone, we put on those lame costumes, drank a bottle of our favorite bubbly, dunked our feet in South Pacific water, ate way too much delicious food including Wild Pacific salmon pizza and homemade cinnamon buns, watched the sunset over the horizon and dreamed about those islands that await us in the South Pacific. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Not far from the equator Dan radios a fishing boat: "fish boat fish boat, this is the sale boat of 1 km. I would like one fish. I have pack of Marlboro cigarettes." The fishing boat agrees and Dan says ¨come here".

Minutes later we had delicious sashimi. Chopsticks and all. 
Preparing for the much anticipated equator party.

Our guest of honour. This red footed boobie stayed with us for a few days, pooped off the side of the boat and protected us from other boobies claiming a free ride. Very courteous guest.

Drying off our best linen for the countdown.
The Equator!

King Neptune

Not sure... Enthusiastic sea monster?

The moment we were waiting for - Champagne and cheese!!!!

This is how we will remember crossing the equator.

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