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Date: 11 Oct 2017 13:17:00
Title: Re-crossing the Equator

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Wednesday 11th October 2017

 

We set off in flat calm seas and no wind, so didn’t even bother to put the main up.  As we approached the equator at mid-morning, we cut the revs on the engine and drifted slowly across the line that divides the globe in half horizontally, as all around us the dark clouds gathered. 

 

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Glassy seas and not a breath of wind as we set off this morning.

 

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The chart plotter shows all the zeros as we cross the Equator.

 

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Every way we looked, storm clouds were gathering...

 

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As we drifted from the southern hemisphere into the northern, we raised our glasses of G&T to King Neptune as the skipper (rather reluctantly I felt) tipped Neptune’s tot into the briney.  “Is that neat gin?” he asked, aghast.  “Yes”, I replied, “He likes his alcohol strong!”  Steve followed it up by sharing one of his olives, and then I set afloat our galleon from Putra in Wangi Wangi.

 

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“Is that neat gin?” asked the skipper, aghast...                                                  ...and then tipped it into the briney for King Neptune.

 

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Putra’s galleon about to be set afloat at the Equator.                                     Skipper raising his G&T to King Neptune.

 

Neptune must have been happy with his gifts, as the darkening clouds passed us by untouched ;-)


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