Jacques-Yves Cousteau 20 years later: Francine Cousteau’s homage
Twenty years ago, Captain Cousteau set sail to explore new shores.
Today is not a time to mark a ceremony for what was the saddest day of my life, but instead to pay tribute to this wonderful man.
Twenty years ago our two teenage children saw their father, the magician who illuminated their childhood, disappear. That day millions of people realized that a long absence was taking hold, a great void, one of those moments that leaves the planet orphaned.
For twenty years, through the difficulties we have had no choice but to pull through, the Cousteau team patiently built a body of work aiming toward a future true to the travail of its founder Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
I had the joy and luck to spend 20 years by his side, sharing his life through it’s enchantments but also its most difficult tests.