Antarctic Life

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The Line Ceremony

Mid-Atlantic Ocean 20.7834°S, 0.2263°E

Temperature: +20.0°C


Act of crossing the equatorScreenshot of the ship's guidance computer when we crossed the line
So we have now passed the equator and with it came the age old tradition of the crossing of the line ceremony.The ceremony has been practised for hundreds of years within sailing communities and a ship's crew is splint into those who have passed the equator before (and posess a valid certificate) and those who have not (or have been foolish enough to forget their certificate!).
The view at the equatorNot much to look at when 17 degrees east at the equator!

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