May 5, navigating in Chioggia; passing under the opening bridge.

Fantastic, the bridge was opened. The other boat is hesitating and we decide to go first. This was a very exciting moment for all. Everything went fast after passing the bridge: we were met by Franco, the boatyard owner, and a helper, both waiting for us standing on a little wooden boat. They directed us on what to do and we secured the boat and the large straps hanging from the crane were placed under the boat; we were given a ride to shore on the little wooden boat and watched the crane pick Soetta up and out of the water. What an exciting day!