After wading through the mud, Robert Capelle traced the edge of the riverbank in the dark by holding onto the ropes that cordoned off the Seine. When Capelle and his friends arrived at Rue de Beaune, they still could not find dry land, but instead mounted "une passerelle established on platforms about two meters above the ground. 150 meters long; one meter wide; vision obscured or blinded by the acetylene lamps.I arrived at Rue du Pré-aux-Clercs; all five of us still had dry feet to take us home."
Capelle was relieved that his day was finally over. "I had never heard anyone say with the same emphasis the simple words 'at home.' The challenge made being 'at home' feel like such a prize."