I had to laugh at all the old sea dog rituals being thrown Jessica Watson's way when she crossed the equator.
Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main, said...
To all sailors, wherever ye may be: and to all Mermaids, Whales, Sea Serpents, Pogpots, Sharks, Dolphins, Eels, Skates, Suckers, Crabs, Lobsters and all other living things of the sea greetings: Know ye that on 19 November 2009 Jessica Watson appeared in Our Royal Domain on board Ella's Pink Lady Equator bound. Be it further understood that be virtue of the power invested in me, I do hereby command all my subjects to show due honor and respect to her wherever she may be.
Be it now proclaimed by call of Conch and Nautilus throughout the Latitudes of our Oceanic Domain that We, Neptune, Ruler of the Seven Seas, King of the Secret Currents, Lord of the Boundless Waves, Master of the Tides, High Constable of the Coral Caverns and Uttermost Recesses of the Deep, do hereby Sanction and affirm that Our Most Noble Cross of the Equator be bestowed on Jessica Watson, who mere Mortal though she be, hath, this 19th day of November 2009 on board Ella’s Pink Lady, accepted with Good Humour and Withstood the most Rigorous Initiation into the Ancient and Moistening Rites of our Aquatic Court. Sealed and Witnessed in the presence of Edward Bear and all your cabin friends, and signed by His Majesty, King Neptune.
Read this aloud and then empty a bucket of sea water over yourself – the moistening rite – and then CELEBRATE.
She did do the last part on video with a giggle, loved it.