Sailing in my Sarong Around the World

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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

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 [...]
Social:
Valiam 's Photos - San Blas Islands - Kuna Yala
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Adam Linda Bill and Bronwyn - Chichimi Cays
La Barca Chichimi Cays
Capn Bill - Chichimi Cays - Valiam and La Barca
her he is again
Chichimi Cays
visitors Chichimi Cays
detail underneath of Mola
detail - mola
detail of stitiching mola
mola from Isal Maquina
Lisa
Happy captain and good ship Valiam
Venancia
Venancia - master mola maker Isla Maquina
Venancia putting on Jacks headband
Isla Maquina children
Isla Maquina children and Jack
Adam and Bill - dingies Isla Maquina
Bronwyn buying  molas Isla Maquina
village of Isla Maquina
Kuna girl village - Isla Maquina
Kuna girl holding up molas Isla Maquina
Kuna dress for women - Isla Maquina
Venancio shoqing us his masterpieces
greeted by villagers as soon as anchors are down
wlaking through village Isla Maquina
Bill, Adam, Enrique and Clemente Kaymau
village Kuna Yala
Bronwyn tasting conch
lobster cooked the Kuna way
conch meat ready to eat
Clemente puts hot cooked conch in bamboo
carved canoe - Clemente
Another way to get the conch meat out
typeical sailing canoe - Kuna Yala
conch shell
Clemente with Bill (and aussie hat) with lobster snare- Kaymau
Clemente drawing for the children
Linda
Cultural exchange - Clemente
sketch of chief on mobile phone under coconut tree
Kaymau - Linda
Kaymau - island dream -Linda
Linda at work Kaymau
Clemente carving little canoe
Blokes having a chat
Bronwyn
Kaymau - locals in canoe
Clemente with Jack and Amy
children and local Kuna swimming at Kaymau - Swimming Pool anchorage
Kuna Boys in canoe
Jack at work on his painting
Kaymau
Kaymau canoe
Bill with Amy and Jack
relaxing Aussie brekky island style
Adam and Bronwyn
Linda and Bill with latest
Valiam in paradise
La Barca with baby Valiam
Valiam in paradise again
Kaymau
Valiam at anchor Kaymau
Conch shell
Bronwyn and Amy getting away from sandflies
Ogapiriadup island
Capn Molustache
Fee collector $5 for anchorage
Ogapiriadup Island
Oggi island again
Fee collector
not much wind
Oggi island
No wind from 
Cartagena to San Blas
Oops shipwrecked yacht
Buying fruit and veges
Mola by Lisa
birds on a drifting branch at sea- mola by Lisa
Can you see the monkeys? mola by Lisa
Lisa infamous transvestite master mola maker
Valiam displaying Lisa
Bronwyn and Linda look at Lisa
Lisa shows how its done
 
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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