Once safely anchored and feeling better a plan was hatched to have a fire and cook some spuds with our most recent catch.
NZ Tim crew from Gadfly broke out his newly purchased BB gun. We all took shots at a plastic bottle placed on a rock over tea and somehow to all our disgust Amanda managed to hit it. It turns out it was shooting low and to the right. Fluke.
All fresh we headed off early after Gadfly traded biscuits for Squid with the fishermen. The plan was to head 2 days and a night to Bangka however with the good breeze and current we continued on doing the 3-day 2 night trip to Lingga instead. This put us only 30 miles from the equator.
“Last one to the Equator is a rotten egg” was the morning cry. Black beard Amanda broke out the Navy Rum while I had a Northern Hemisphere hair cut.
After Towing the boat over the line and Black Beards swim we anchored on the equator for some much needed refreshments.