Lots of wind helped us right along on our 11 day crossing over the Coral Sea from Vanuatu to Thursday Island, Australia. Between the air and water based vessels of the Australian Coast Guard, there is no doubt that anyone or anything can get into or out of that country without them knowing about. They are good.
We anchored in sea foam green waters, found some room on shore to stretch our legs and began our check in. The customs people were amazingly friendly though immediately they let us know that these waters weren't for swimming due to some large "salties" aka. salt water crocodiles.
The boys found a playground for fun and we grabbed some groceries before heading on towards Darwin.