at the very beginning...
riding in the bay of Palma de Mallorca...launched of a small motor boat.
Trying to ride...and my friend on the boat says: "let's get out of the bay, there are big ships around getting in and out of the harbor".
I said "yeah, whatever" and then finally I was riding for the first time a longer distance....saw a big container ship coming from the harbor...but I was so happy to ride, and wanted to keep riding and pass the ship in front of it...
Luckily I made it! I fall in after crossing the line of the ship, in a distance of about 500m...and if you know ships...they cannot just stop...they need a long distance to stop...so luckily I was not falling into the water in front of them!
I was sitting in the water and look up to the bridge, being so happy to finally ride...and saw several man on the ship's bridge giving me this:
That was in August 2000! Now I wouldn't want to ride in front of a big ship again!