Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Welcome to the South Pacific!
At 0406 UTC we crossed the equator at W130 55. As it happened we were directly in the middle of a squall and so were traveling in excess of 7 knots including the favorable westerly current we have now entered. We opened a bottle of Martinellies sparkling apple juice and offered our sacrifices to IO and King Poseidon to ensure safe passage and asked to be welcomed into the Southern Pacific. We also opened our equator crossing gift from Ceilydh and received our very official crossing documents granting us safe passage through the South Seas. We also enjoyed the chocolates very much, so thank you Evan, Diane and Maia.