Without flights, Argentina sails across the Atlantic to be with her parents
Brazil when she encountered strong winds and waves driving the little boat. She also said that navigating the Río de la Plata that leads to Mar del Plata was not easy.
An experienced sailor said: “Now I am calm, stranded here in the middle of this port.” “There is no storm that bothers me nor a ship that runs over me.”
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Despite being in Argentina, she must remain on her 8.8-meter (29-foot) sailboat for a 15-day quarantine without being able to touch her parents, even though they are in constant contact.
Ballestero said he made the trip because he was sure the pandemic and the lockdown measures would last a long time and he wanted to be with his family.
Ideally, he would have liked to go back in time to celebrate his father’s 90th birthday on May 15, he said.
“You’re coming home,” said Ballestero, who has fished Alaska and the South Atlantic Ocean and worked as a captain on oceanographic sailboats looking for whales or conducting environmental studies.
He said he was especially scared when the waves crashed into his fiberglass boat 150 miles from Victoria, Brazil. He said that he “could have lost the mast” when the wave “rolled” him from above.
The ship is gone. I couldn’t cut the sail in time, ‘and he added that the cable broke. He said that he received help to repair his boat in Brazil.
Ballesteros said that the important thing now is his next reunion with his parents.
He said that he has had enough adventures on the high seas for now and plans to stay in the house that he has near his parents’ house.
I will grow a garden and buy three chickens. “I will spend the winter with the old men,” he said. “I want to be with the family.”