Valiam Sails Around the World

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Sailing in my Sarong : Around the World - a 30 year dream. 386 pages, 72 colour

Who: Linda and Bill Anderson. To purchase our book 'Sailing in my Sarong' for $39.95 +postage, see Paypal/visa button below (or email us: valiam1@hotmail.com)
Port: Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia

Current Position - click on positions for log entr

Linda's book "Sailing in my Sarong" A$39.95 + A$10 postage in Australia. (other countries please email Linda : valiam1@hotmail.com)
19 July 2016 | Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
18 July 2016 | Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
18 July 2016 | Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
22 May 2016 | Gold Coast QLD, Australia
15 May 2016
27 April 2016
26 April 2016
30 March 2016 | Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
29 February 2016 | Port Stephens, NSW, Australia
23 February 2016 | Mooloolaba, Qld, Australia
14 February 2016 | The Channon, NSW, AUSTRALIA
19 January 2016
21 December 2015

Catamaran holiday in the Whitsundays

19 July 2016 | Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Friends asked us to join them on a 60th birthday cruise through the Whitsundays recently on a charter cat. As the only experience we've had on sailing catamarans have been on little dinghies, we enjoyed the change. With 9 of us on board a Perry 43 with 4 double cabins and 3 heads, it was fairly spacious.

Whitsunday Rent a Yacht chartered Nemo to our friend and with plenty of tucker and booze on board we enjoyed a week long party on the water. At first the weather was kind with light winds and sunny skies. First stop was Whitehaven beach from Shute Harbour. The water was still bright turquoise and the sand blindingly white. There were many yachts anchored, the majority catamarans. Last time we were there was November 2007 on Valiam and we had the anchorage to ourselves.

Nemo hopped around the eastern coast of Whitsunday island up to Border Island then Butterfly Bay on the top of Hook island then down to Cid Harbour by the 5th day. We enjoyed snorkelling, bushwalking, beach combing and whale watching. A dugong delighted us in Tongue bay. As a strong southerly 25-30 knots with rain was predicted, Cid Harbour provided the perfect sheltered anchorage. Here Bill and I caught up with Karen and Rob on Dream time as well as Helene and Graham on Roobinesque. Karen and Helene are also members of Women Who Sail Australia Facebook group where we regularly chat on line and occasionally meet in harbours for sundowners. The group that met this day on Sawmill beach was large with a trail of dinghies on the shore. Bill and some of the Nemo crew climbed Whitsunday peak and still managed to photograph a great view despite the clouds.

Most people know I suffer from seasickness so I was interested to see how I would go on a catamaran. Flat seas were fine. However on 2 occasions we had to motor sail or motor into strong southerly winds. On the first occasion I took a precautionary sturgeron and was ok. After sailing a mono for decades the motion of this cat felt unfamiliar. Into the wind and there was some current it seemed to have 2 movements. Side to side as well as forward and back. Another crew member also felt unwell but sturgeron and staying out in the fresh air did the trick. The second time I didn't take anything and it was rather rough. Staring fixedly at the following sea and fresh air I kept the nausea under control. Lucky it was only a short trip. I guess I'm one of those unlucky ones who gets sick on any boat including catamarans, even if it doesn't heel like a mono.

Nemo is a beautiful boat and Whitsunday Rent a Yacht looked after us well. There was lots of fun on board with theme nights such as 'formal' and 'glamourous' with our own interpretations and imagination with what we had on board. The birthday boy was also treated to a surprise pirate song complete with stripey clad crew members followed by the girls belly dancing in sarongs and flower garlands. All good fun. Thanks guys for an awesome week.

Women Who Sail Australia gathering Cid Harbour

18 July 2016 | Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Meeting up with Karen Oberg and others for sundowners on Sawmill Beach

Pirate Fun

18 July 2016 | Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Dressing up for one of the theme nights on board Nemo
Vessel Name: Valiam
Vessel Make/Model: Valiam: Lidgard 45 (Single chine plywood) designed by Gary Lidgard. Built by Bill Anderson and Steve Thornalley. Lati: 31ft 1967 Kim Holman built in Barcelona. Original name Latigazo
Hailing Port: Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Crew: Linda and Bill Anderson. To purchase our book 'Sailing in my Sarong' for $39.95 +postage, see Paypal/visa button below (or email us: valiam1@hotmail.com)
About:
We fulfilled a 30 year dream to sail the world. After rearing our family and leaving our full time jobs we finally began our world circumnavigation on Valiam. We built her in a paddock in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in 1994 with the help of friend Steve. [...]
Extra:
CIRCUMNAVIGATION ON VALIAM: We left Mooloolaba on the 7th November 2007, sailed to Townsville, leaving Australian waters on 26th November 2007 for PNG, Palau, Philippines, Borneo, Malaysia,Singapore, Cocos Keeling islands. We crossed the Indian Ocean to Rodrigues, Mauritius,Reunion and South [...]
Valiam 's Photos - Valiam (more albums below) (Main)
Delivery trip for Captain Peter Moor
7 Photos
Created 16 September 2014
23 Photos
Created 28 April 2014
Most works are in the previous album. Here are the most recent, mostly pastels unframed drawn from life.PayPal or Direct deposit. email Linda valiam1@hotmail.com
20 Photos
Created 14 January 2014
30 Photos
Created 2 December 2013
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Created 27 July 2013
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Created 12 July 2013
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Created 21 June 2013
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Created 15 June 2013
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Created 31 May 2013
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Created 15 May 2013
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Created 28 April 2013
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Created 31 January 2013
Aiming to sail to Tasmania and back by April
85 Photos
Created 18 January 2013
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Created 27 December 2012
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Created 1 October 2012
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Created 19 September 2012
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Created 14 August 2012
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Created 17 July 2012
Lati's Atlantic Crossing to Azores
41 Photos
Created 17 July 2012
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Created 8 June 2012
124 Photos
Created 16 March 2012
Rosebed st Gallery Eudlo, Queensland. PHOTOS by Marion Jonkers Photography
40 Photos
Created 19 February 2012
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Created 5 December 2011
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Created 7 October 2011
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Created 28 March 2011
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Created 16 February 2011
45 Photos
Created 27 January 2011
Pt Cartwright, Buddina, Australia
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Created 26 December 2010
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Created 3 July 2010
44 Photos
Created 13 June 2010
We welcomed Jessica Watson to Mooloolaba after she was the youngest to sail around the world non stop unassisted. Well done Jess
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Created 6 June 2010
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Created 25 May 2010
39 Photos
Created 5 May 2010
back with the family for Christmas
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Created 26 December 2009
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Created 6 April 2009
1994 to current day
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Created 19 March 2009
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Created 1 March 2009
103 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 16 January 2009
130 Photos
Created 28 December 2008
120 Photos
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Created 12 October 2008
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Created 14 September 2008
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119 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 31 July 2008
83 Photos
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Created 1 June 2008
My work is of an expressionist nature - I capture what I see from life. I draw and paint on location using mostly pastels, inks and occasionally acrylics. Some works are framed but many arent so are easily packaged for posting. You can pay by PayPal or Direct Deposit. I am located on the Sunshine Coast, QLD< Australia
120 Photos
Created 31 May 2008
60 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 30 May 2008
36 Photos
Created 30 May 2008
38 Photos
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34 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
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71 Photos
Created 30 May 2008
25 Photos
Created 30 May 2008
Valiam at Lawries Marina
24 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 28 May 2008

Sailing in my Sarong : Around the World - a 30 year dream. 386 pages, 72 colour

Who: Linda and Bill Anderson. To purchase our book 'Sailing in my Sarong' for $39.95 +postage, see Paypal/visa button below (or email us: valiam1@hotmail.com)
Port: Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia

Current Position - click on positions for log entr

Linda's book "Sailing in my Sarong" A$39.95 + A$10 postage in Australia. (other countries please email Linda : valiam1@hotmail.com)