of the sixth day on board
25th April, 1999
a.m. Recchi logs onto the Internet and reads the E-mail
thanks to 'Inmarsat mini-M', a third-generation telephone put
at our disposal by Telecom. We are having the first satellite
contact of the expedition.
a.m. We have been "pasturing" for 14 hours
without a break: Now the swell is up and Aldebaran, with its
engine low, is being pushed along on the crest of the waves.
Diego and Marida who have been pasturing on a water level platform
for the last three hours. They are completely wet and smell
A cold wind is "sweeping" the bridge and is whistling
through the meshing of the anti-shark cage.The radio is forecasting
a storm. We return to land.
To carry out our task we really need a calm sea, weak current
and good visibility.
If not, on water, everything can turn out in vain and become
a useless waste of energies.
On the other hand if Mission Sharks expedition was supposed
to be easy it would be lasting only 10 and not 100 days!
the storm in the harbour of Pescara