New Book SALVAGE IN MY SARONG to be released 5th November!
14 September 2016 | Official Launch: Saturday 5th November at 4 pm, Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club, Manly Brisbane, Qld Australia
Back cover :
Salvage in my Sarong - The Mediterranean Dream on a rescued boat
Join the latest adventures of Linda and Captain Underpants.......
Salvage in my Sarong is a remarkable story of how Linda's husband Bill surprises her (and himself), by winning an online bid for an old wooden boat, half way across the world, in the Caribbean. At first Linda is horrified and reluctant to become involved in her husband's crazy scheme. This sailing boat Lati, had been abandoned, ransacked and almost stolen by pirates and is a total mess when the couple arrive from Australia.
Linda's dream of sailing the Mediterranean becomes reality as somehow, this gallant 9.4 metre yacht emerges like Cinderella, taking them across the vast Atlantic to Portugal and the Med. For three summers, Lati takes them on a romantic cruise to Italy, Greece and Turkey fitting easily into quaint harbours with tavernas ashore. However, the voyage is not without drama, as they continue with boat repairs in exotic locations, making many friends along the way.
From the author of Sailing in my Sarong comes this story of resourcefulness, endurance and celebration in the forging of a strong bond between a couple and their boat, a must-read adventure that makes anything seem possible.
Sunset at Mooloolaba
08 August 2016
I took this photo today and wanted to share a pic of our big girl Valiam. She is happily berthed at Mooloolaba Marina and it's great to be able to step on and off rather than get in the dinghy.
I've been writing rather industriously chapter by chapter of Salvage in my Sarong - Lati's story. A walk on the beach was in order after being hunched over the computer all day. I took this shot just before I climbed back on board for a sundowner.
03 August 2016
I'm just sharing some of my artwork with you. The drawing above is pastel and ink I drew on the island of Kythnos, Greece. It will be included in my new book 'Salvage in my Sarong' due to be published by the end of the year.
There's a link on the left somewhere for my art page on Facebook, 'Scribbling Barefoot & Mosaic Art' or you can
If you don't do Facebook there are some photos of my artwork in this blog's gallery.
I mostly draw from life and lately I have drawn from what I see on our travels. There is now a Facebook page called Art on Boats. It's a closed group but if you would like to share your work, ideas and techniques just send a request to join. We only allow advertising on market Saturday's.