Moored at the Santa Marta Marina, in Colombia, since 17 March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 5 to Port haven´t allowed themselves to become immersed in regret and their sails of hope are still billowing in the wind
While their yacht Domum – which they´ve been calling home ever since they set sail on a family circumnavigation trip from Cascais in July 2019, is still not permitted to lift anchor, the family has been riding the storm with their feet firmly on the ground and their eyes on the horizon. “Everyone is going through a hard time and our trip has been interrupted, but we know that better days are coming and that the wind will blow again”, Rute Gonçalves affirms.
The recent days of disruption have helped the family of five to become “more resilient and more persistent”, to discard “fixed plans” and to take advantage of the opportunity to “spend time with the family and to make the most of the situation to reflect and do other things that our daily routine and general hustle and bustle prevent us from doing, emphasises the former Galp brand manager. Indeed, this additional time was “one of the main aims of our trip and the quarantine measures have given us a lot more of it”, she concludes.