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Local attraction. Robert Louis Stevenson's vessel for his journey through the S. Pacific.
He is primarily known for Treasure Island but he had other works as well.

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When you cross the Equator you are required to do something...
How to Perform a Line Crossing Ceremony
Each ship might have their own traditions and nuances, but the fundamental structure goes something like this:
  1. King Neptune and his royal court consisting of his Queen, Davy Jones, the royal baby, and other dignitaries, arrive to the ship the evening prior to the equator crossing.
  2. Pollywogs entertain the royal court with a talent show. Dancing, song, skits or poetry count among the merriment.
  3. After the show, Pollywogs receive a subpoena from Davy Jones to stand before the court the next day and answer to charges brought against them by the Shellbacks.
  4. After breakfast, which is made too spicy for the Pollywogs to eat, the accused appear before King Neptune, who sits in judgment. They perform a variety of activities which might involve wearing their clothes inside out or backwards and crawling across the deck through objectionable debris, often the uneatable breakfast that was served to the Pollywogs.
  5. Next, the Pollywogs kneel before the King and kiss the royal baby's belly, which according to some accounts is covered in grease.
  6. Lastly, the Pollywogs take a royal bath in a pool of sea water before being declared Shellbacks, after which they receive their certificates, which they can proudly hang on their wall at home.
 
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Well..my wife does complain that the ghost pepper I use on my eggs does make 'em inedible..does that count?

When you cross the Equator you are required to do something...
How to Perform a Line Crossing Ceremony
Each ship might have their own traditions and nuances, but the fundamental structure goes something like this:
  1. King Neptune and his royal court consisting of his Queen, Davy Jones, the royal baby, and other dignitaries, arrive to the ship the evening prior to the equator crossing.
  2. Pollywogs entertain the royal court with a talent show. Dancing, song, skits or poetry count among the merriment.
  3. After the show, Pollywogs receive a subpoena from Davy Jones to stand before the court the next day and answer to charges brought against them by the Shellbacks.
  4. After breakfast, which is made too spicy for the Pollywogs to eat, the accused appear before King Neptune, who sits in judgment. They perform a variety of activities which might involve wearing their clothes inside out or backwards and crawling across the deck through objectionable debris, often the uneatable breakfast that was served to the Pollywogs.
  5. Next, the Pollywogs kneel before the King and kiss the royal baby's belly, which according to some accounts is covered in grease.
  6. Lastly, the Pollywogs take a royal bath in a pool of sea water before being declared Shellbacks, after which they receive their certificates, which they can proudly hang on their wall at home.
 
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