We slowly made our way westward through the string of islands. We rarely saw other cruising boats, and many of the islands appeared uninhabited. When we found a spot we liked we would stay a few days, swimming, snorkeling, hiking. Greg and I would take the dingy upstream on the coast of an island, get on our snorkels, and let the dingy drift with the current, holding on by a rope and seeing all the underwater sites.
Needless to say, there were no grocery stores. If we did come across a village it may have had a market, usually consisting of a few vendors selling meager selection of this or that on the side of a dirt road.
I was so glad we had provisioned so well in Darwin. Many pounds of chicken and beef (frozen in Cokocai's freezer, powered by the generator), dozens and dozens of canned foods, wine and coffee etc... The only thing we lacked by then was fresh food, so we bought what we could at these markets.