Waking to beautiful shades of blue, we officially find ourselves in the Northern Hemisphere after crossing the equator at 6:30 am. As we sail through the morning, Madalena Patacho uses maps to teach us about the area’s history, and we learn about local islands from Steve Backus. For a bit of fun in the afternoon, King Neptune called all polliwogs to the deck for an official trial after we crossed the equator without his permission. We had to ask for permission to cross and pay retribution to the sea king.