After some 29 days at sea, I reached the Equator, having sailed all the way from South Georgia, a distance of some 55° of latitude. Some of you already know how I have this funny attraction to imaginary lines on the globe, as well as all borders between any two countries.
The last time I crossed the Equator on land, I got quite picky about finding that exact line and making sure to cross it on foot. This time around, I opted for an inflatable kayak in the middle of the endless ocean. Call it silly or melodramatic or nonsensical–it was still great fun. For us map nerds out there (and there are more than you might think) to achieve the middle of the Earth in the middle of the sea is a thrill worth filming.
- Nat Geo Expeditions