After about a week in Darwin we prepared to leave for Indonesia. I wished I had had more time in Australia, but the country is huge, and Greg's visa was running out. We had to continue the journey.
After we set off we got what turned out to be a daily buzz from Australian Air Force flying above us asking by radio who we were, where we had come from, where we were going. Very polite, very efficient.
As soon as we left Australian waters all the fish we had been catching vanished. Greg said Indonesians make a practice of fishing with dynamite and huge nets which deplete the sea of fish. Alarming.
There was not a breath of wind for much of our four and a half day passage, so we motored a lot. Visits from dolphins and whales, and the sighting of an occasional sea snake, made things interesting.