Sailing in my Sarong Around the World

Also Lati's adventures from the Caribbean to the Med

The Adventures of Linda and Captain Underpants!

Who: Linda and Bill Anderson. To buy our books 'Sailing in my Sarong' or 'Salvage 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 books "Sailing in my Sarong" or "Salvage in my Sarong" are A$39.95 each + A$10 postage in Australia for up to 4 books. Other countries please email Linda : valiam1@hotmail.com
Number of copies of each book you would like
Salvage in my Sarong

When are you off on your next big trip?

07 August 2017
So many times we've been asked this question. The answer is 'We don't know. We just sailed to Lord Howe Island and back a few months ago.'

I guess we are landlubbers for now. Our beautiful bush hideaway in northern NSW is as peaceful as the most remote anchorage. The wildlife continues to enthrall, the view of Mt Warning is magical and we both have a shed. Wonderful...

But the sea does call now and again. Valiam is berthed at Mooloolaba Marina which is just the best location opposite the beach and for meeting our sailing friends. So we have the best of both worlds. Not only that we are fortunate to also have a place in Iluka, NSW. We camp in a shed there at the moment and have drawn up plans to build a small beach cottage.

The best thing for me personally about being landlubbers for a while, is that I have been able to pursue my passion for Art. I am involved in 3 local galleries including The Emporium in Iluka. My books are for sale there if you are ever passing through.

Meanwhile our grand lady Valiam is 23 now and she's having a bit of a rest too after the miles she's done. Does that answer your question? We do talk of another world trip somewhere, sometime. But Tasmania would be nice one summer as we didn't get to Port Davey last time.

Lisa Blair arrives back in Australia as First Woman to Circumnavigate Antarctica

25 July 2017
1000s around the world watched Lisa's tracker riveted yesterday (including me!) as she closed in on Albany. The winds weren't kind so her arrival was after dark. Nevertheless the town of Albany and others including Lisa's family flew in to be there. What a feat! What a woman! Huge congratulations Lisa.
Click here for ABC NEWS report
First hug with mum news article
ABC News Interview
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 buy our books 'Sailing in my Sarong' or 'Salvage in my Sarong' for $39.95 +postage, see Paypal/visa button below (or email us: valiam1@hotmail.com)
About:
Bill and Linda fufilled a 30 year dream to sail around the world. First they built a boat in a paddock in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Qld, Australia 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 [...]
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Valiam 's Photos - The Caribbean
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Bar with a view of Valiam Kralendijk Bonaire
Valiam Kralendijk Boniare
the bar again
still at the bar
view form Valiam Kralendijk Bonaire
Dutch language familiar to Linda
Bonaire beach
South west of Bonaire
Can you see the salt hills?
Cool captain on the Harley
Slave hut -
explanation of Indian inscriptions 300BC
desolate landscape Bonaire
Bonaire cactus
Native Indian inscriptions 300BC
blonde with Harley
Flamingo - Gotomeer
cool dude
Not sure about this!
Flamingoes Bonaire
Fellow yachties Enrique and Catherine (yacht Pelican)
Our view of the town - Kralendijk Bonaire
Pseudo Dutch architecture Bonaire
Sandy Island Carriacou, Grenada
Fruit bounty
Bye Grenada!
tropical islands - start of the Grenadines
Sandy Island paradise
This is a nice rum punch - try it!
Tyrrel Bay Carriacou
Bye Grenada - main island
Underwater volcano near Ile Ronde
Grenada
Alison and John joined Bill
the locals enjoying themselves on Hog Island
Blonde curls competition!
Birthday boy
Lower Woburn Rum shop Grenada
Lower Woburn
Boys cooking night Hog Island
Linda tasting boys stew Hog Island
Cooking in the BIG pot Hog Island
Captain Bill tastes authentic Grenada stew
Jorgen & Nonne -
local Grenada Boys cooking on Hog Island
We joined the German/Danish contingent
(with South African wine)
Nonne (yacht Luna) showing Johannes string games
Gro (Yacht Innana) and Didi
Gro Linda and Didi
Jason and Gro
Rogers Bar Hog Island
Spice Necklace
Bill and Gro
Jason and Didi
Hog Island Anchorage
view form our anchorage Hog Island
Roger is foreground of his bar - hog Island
Pumpkin bread
Hog island anchorage
view from Valiam Prickly Bay Grenada
Prickly Bay Grenada
St George Grenada -the Carenage (and school boys!)
minibus Grenada
view Prickly Bay to sea and mansions on headland
St George Grenada
St George
Pasta with local spinach salami and cheese
cook spinach in garlic and olive oil until wilted
Galley slave preparing local spinach leaves
golden sunset Englishmans Bay Tobago
Captain preparing caipairinhas (Caribbean rum drink with limes)
Englishmans Bay Tobago
Englishmand Bay
beach Englishmans Bay looking towards Valiam
Eula
Pink conch shell - Englishmans Bay
Euals daughter
the best view in the world restaurant Eulas Englishmans Bay Tobago
young visitor with 2 month old nephew Kevin
sunset Englishmans Bay
Our neighbour Eulas restaurant
yacht
Englishmans Bay Tobago
Charlotteville Tobago
Englishmans Bay from Valiam
Jaba says
Linda and Jaba the roti man
Bill buying home grown spinach Scarborough Tobago
Charlotteville beach Tobago
locals Charlotteville
2 ladies from the little shops Charlotteville
the message is clear
washing day on Valiam
washing in stream Pirates Bay
view of Valiam Pirates Beach
washer woman in creek
magnificent sunset
romantic!
bottle red and sunset Man-o-war bay
jetty Charlotteville Tobago
will she float?
local boat charlotteville Tobago
local pub
important message
Charlotteville street
no one lives here anymore

valiam resting after 6000 miles in 6 weeks
relaxed captain Pirate Beach
relaxed galley slave
 
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The Adventures of Linda and Captain Underpants!

Who: Linda and Bill Anderson. To buy our books 'Sailing in my Sarong' or 'Salvage 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 books "Sailing in my Sarong" or "Salvage in my Sarong" are A$39.95 each + A$10 postage in Australia for up to 4 books. Other countries please email Linda : valiam1@hotmail.com
Number of copies of each book you would like
Salvage in my Sarong
"You just sit on the boat, pull a few strings and you get there." Bill Anderson aka Captain Underpants