All the while we are monitoring 78A to hear from our friends. Around 4pm we usually all get on to chat and plan for dinner. This almost always occurs on Rasmus because we have the bigger boat of the fleet and our little enclosed cock-pit with the Christmas lights has become the group living room. Everyone brings a dish and their own dinnerware (plates, silverware, drinks - makes clean-up MUCH easier). Sometimes, if I'm feeling dangerous I whip up a killer sangria** which pretty much means we all miss Chris Parker the next morning. We all retire between 9pm and 11pm (unless I make multiple batches of sangria) and we do our dishes, hang out the dish towels, batten down the hatches and rock to sleep like babies with the sound of waves gently lapping against the hull.