Following up from Day 18 where we received our summons to King Neptune’s court, today we polliwogs underwent a “baptism” proceeding to turn into shellbacks.
This “baptism” ceremony takes place after crews cross the equator by sea and is basically a tekan session. Polliwogs took turns to be showered in some weird concoctions (bilge water, butter beans, peas and some other stuff that made it look murky) and get flour thrown in the face. This is stark improvement from the previous equatorial crossing where the guys had to kiss a flying fish dangling off a pole.
Before nightfall, I “paid my toll” by tossing a gold coin into the sea as the tales goes.
heading to sleep. it has been a long, tiring and dirty day.