The Olympic Flag to the Pillars of Hercules, in August 2004.
«Ιl Mediterraneo ci abbracia, le Olympiadi ci uniscono» or «The Mediterranean Sea embraces us, Olympism unites us». With that message, we crossed the Mediterranean Sea from one end to another, reaching the ultimate limits of the whole world in ancient times, the Pillars of Hercules ...
Without any doubt, the crossing of the Mediterranean with inflatable boats is itself a very big challenge. But when it is combined with such an important task then things become even more difficult and require very good planning and of course good luck in the unpredictable world of the sea.
The first moment we have our seats behind the console always causes us a great euphoria.
A few miles later, we were on our own. We, our bow, our sea, our trip! As the journey goes on, the sweet anticipation of the first sight of our destination is getting more and more prevalent in us…
I have never been able to explain what is that makes you reborn when you are in the middle of the sea! In the sea, time is nonexistent. The only distinct point is the lines of the horizons. Is it probably the getaway from the time or the journey which anyway is itself a small renaissance?
The entire trip was like a movie in front of my eyes... That absolute sense of freedom together with the wonderful solitude within the waves either when the winds blow or when the sea is calm… Hours of happiness and tranquility that many times was alternating with moments of fear and anxiety in a relationship of passion!