A week after our arrival in Punta del Este, we made an overnight sail from Punta across the mouth of the wide River Plate, then on to another coastal resort city, Mar del Plata, Argentina. There we found ourselves, once again, gazing at fireworks and sipping champagne. (No one said this voyage wouldn't be without hardships.) This time we were on the porch of the Mar del Plata station of the Argentina Yacht Club, whose main headquarters are in Buenos Aires. A friend of skipper Mark Schrader's, Horacio Rosell, is a member there, and he'd accompanied us on the short hop from Punta del Este. It was another pretty night, and another unforgettable evening.