The epidemic cut off air traffic, Argentine Han traveled across the Atlantic in a boat alone

The epidemic cut off air traffic, Argentine Han traveled across the Atlantic in a boat alone
June 22, 2020 No Comments Uncategorized customjune.com
Ballestero spent 85 days completing the transatlantic feat.  AP

The New Coronavirus epidemic disrupted global air traffic. Argentinian man Juan Manuel Ballestero drove a small sailing boat from Portugal a few days ago. It took 85 days to complete the transatlantic feat and returned home to visit his elderly parents.

When Balestrow, 47, arrived in Maprata, his hometown of Argentina last week, he shouted at the pier, “Mission completed! I succeeded!” He was driving the 9-meter long boat Skua (Skua) alone. ), complete this 85-day exhausted long-distance adventure. After Balestrow arrived in Maprata and was negative for the virus test, he was allowed to set foot on land and visit his 82-year-old mother Nilda and his 90-year-old father Carlos.

He brought about 200 Euros (about 1730 Hong Kong dollars) of savings on this trip, and filled the food with the Skull Gull and set sail. This journey was not smooth, and sea storms and winds threatened his life from time to time. While he was at sea, his family had no news for 54 days.

He had hoped to arrive in Argentina before his father’s 90th birthday on May 15. Although he missed his birthday, he could at least celebrate Father’s Day with his family. Ballestero has extensive maritime experience. He has traveled to Alaska and the South Atlantic for fishing. He has also served as the captain of an ocean survey ship, go out to the sea in search of whales or perform environmental surveys.

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