Following the dream

Following the dream

Portimão resident João Liberato and Brazilian-born partner Natali Santos are casting off for the journey of a lifetime from the western Algarve city’s quay on Sunday.

The couple have spent the best part of the last two years restoring the 20-year-old steel-hulled “Babile” sailing craft to make her fit for their planned around-the-world trip, estimated to keep them on the oceans for three years.

They intend to make many stops on the way, hoping to raise awareness worldwide that even those less fortunate and economically disadvantaged can still fulfill their dreams.

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