Crossing the Line: King Neptune and his Catch

As all sailors knew well, crossing the equatorial line for the first time is a seafarer’s “right of passage,” in which a “pollywog” (a sailor who has not previously crossed the line) become a “shellbacks” (a fit subject of King Neptune).

Having sailed almost 11,500 nautical miles by his second birthday, Braca crossed the from southern to northern hemisphere a day before he turns 2. This captures Braca’s initiation ceremony. Enjoy!

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