Equator Crossing

As is the custom We found some Pollywogs on board. (those that have not crossed the equator by Sea) and the Shellbacks ( those that can prove they have) were rubbing there hands with glee. In the past this was a very rough initiation and it did not matter who you were, Captain or Cabin boy everyone got treated the same. 1st a summons and the crimes against you read out to the assembled court.. Then the court meets to deliberate, about 1 minute. Finally King Neptune and his Royal court arrive to dispense the sentences. Mostly unpleasant. Raw eggs, very old slops buckets of slime and a final shaving with a blunt wooden stick in this case. Oh Yes and you need to kiss the Royal Baby’s Belly…