July 30th, 2021

Another bad day

Prompt was: Cross

This was the Crossing the Equator ceremony that is still very much a part of maritime tradition.

Baptism on the line, also called equatorial baptism, is an alternative initiation ritual sometimes performed as a ship crosses the Equator, involving water baptism of passengers or crew who have never crossed the Equator before.[8] The ceremony is sometimes explained as being an initiation into the court of King Neptune. (Wikipedia)

The gentleman in the foreground was a tablemate of ours. He was a mess afterwards.