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
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Bras for Fiji

23 May 2017
When Lahnee sailed off into the sunset with her man and two babes she didn't think she would find her calling in Fiji.

An ex nationally qualified gymnast she's found her calling while still living their dream on board their yacht Eos11. Lahnee volunteers teaching exercise classes to the locals in villages. They love it but the larger women need bras to be comfortable.
Check out the mighty Eos blog

She asked me 'Do you still work in the op shop?' I don't but as soon as I realised why, I suggested we advertise among all the women we know including the Facebook group Women Who Sail Australia. We then decided to hold an event at Mooloolaba Marina our home port.

So if you are in Mooloolaba on Friday 26th May come along bearing Big Bras, some bubbles and nibbles.

Lahnee will show us a few exercises and explain her volunteer role with Aerogym. Then we can reward ourselves with a glass of champagne.
Yes blokes are welcome too.
Mooloolaba Marina lawns
Friday 26th May from 3pm.
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Mooloolaba entrance shoaling

17 May 2017
LATEST REPORT :
Warning issued for boats entering Mooloolah River (Mooloolaba)
24 May 2017
Maritime Safety Queensland has issued a warning to boaties entering and leaving Mooloolaba that there has been severe silting on the eastern (Port Cartwright) side of the river.

According to an article in the Sunshine Coast Daily, there is less than 0.3 metres of water at the eastern side of the breakwater at low tide. The article quotes Mooloolaba Coast Guard's Rod Ashlin saying his organisation had been asked to guide an 18m fishing trawler in from 20 nautical miles out to sea yesterday, the skipper of the trawler unwilling to take a gamble on the bar crossing.

Mr Ashlin told The Daily the silting had been occurring for some time, but once it had started, the shoal built quite quickly, as waves began breaking across it, compounding the problem.

He warned river users if they came in over the leads, they'd be going straight across the shallowest part, which Maritime Safety Queensland assessed to be as shallow as 0.3m on low tide, on the eastern side of the channel.

"It was breaking pretty badly (on the bottom half of the tide)," Mr Ashlin said of yesterday's conditions. "There was surfers and boardriders out there again, coming off in front of boats."

Maritime Safety Queensland warned the centre of the channel was as shallow as 0.8m on low tide at present, and advised the deeper water was to the west.

"Masters of smaller recreational boats, personal watercraft, and passive craft like kayaks and canoes must remain mindful of the heightened risk to larger vessels navigating the river entrance and coastal bar," the official State Government warning read. "Except for entering and departing the river, these smaller vessels and passive craft should keep well clear of the coastal bar and not use it for recreational purposes."

Dredging is expected to take place to correct the situation, but in the meantime yachties heading north for the winter are advised to enter at high tide and to contact Mooloolaba Coastguard on telephone (07) 5444 3222 or on VHF channels 16, 21, 67, 73 or 80 between 06:00 to 22:00, or on channel 16 after 22.00 through to 06.00 the next day, before entering.


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My earlier post: The entrance to the Mooloolah river is shallow on the eastern side. Two boats that I know of have hit the bottom coming in, one sustaining damage. Deep keel yachts should avoid low tide so be careful. Always head for the beach, do a dogs leg and come in towards the western breakwater following the leads. The channel is often dredged so the pilot boats can get in and out so its not usually a problem for yachts.
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 - French Polynesia
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Glenn
Bill and Glenn discussing Manu Here
our sunset view Bora Bora
Bonde do by bike Bora Bora
view by dinghy ride Bora Bora
Glenn on Manu Here Bora Bora
Bora Bora yacht club
Alain Despert in his studio Bora Bora
Ongtong Java
Alain and Linda
capn resting
Alain and Aussie Linda
Bora Bora art work
Valiam looking gorgeous Bora Bora
view from Valiam Bora Bora
happy crew Bora Bora
our neighbour- Bora Bora
approaching Bora Bora
fat tuna!
it
Linda cycling around Rangiroa
village church
Bill cycling Avoturu Rangiroa
I love this pareo!
Linda with Rangiroa artist Arno
Arno in his Rangiroa studio
Arnos painting using natural pigments and inspiration form tatoos
coral beach Rangiroa
near Tuputu pass Rangiroa
look how far we
the staff eat the bits not used!!
Linda
extracting the pearl Gauguin pear farm Rangiroa
techinician
alter at Avoturu pass Rangiroa
waterside dining with Priscilla and Don
Avoturu motu Rangiroa
drilling hole in my pearl Gaugin pearl farm
lunch at the Kia Ora hotel
Kia Ora bures, Valiam and other yachts
walking along ocean side of Tuputu, Rangiroa
Taken from outside Kia Ora hotel restaurant. Valiam looking gorgeous in this setting. Guest here pay $1000 a night in the over the water bures!
the busy town of 
Tuputu
Tuputu pass - looks narrower from the land!
Windy! Rangiroa on our first day out
ripe bananas and Rangiroa
Valiam at anchor
relaxed captain at sea
so many beautiful sunsets at sea
yachties beach bbq Daniels bay
the river we took the dinghy up at high tide to get water from the village tap
Valiam - Daniel
river near village Daniels bay
river again
yachts in Daniels bay
Bill getting water
beautiful scenery with Valiam
and again - Daniels Bay
beautiful beach Daniels bay
looking towards entrance Daniels Bay
taking fruit back to boat after buying from village
house where we bought the fruit. Can you see the couple?
Steve opening coconuts- his wife Dee standing by (SV Seren - Aussies)
me before climbing wall into the waterfall proper
tame crayfish! Bill fed them bits of coconut!
ancient rock wall - historical site
forest on way to waterfall
2 funny people
love thes flowers dropping everywhere on the forest floor
beautiful Valiam Daniels Bay
from the beach Daniels Bay
amazing rock pinnacle Nuku Hiva
that eel!! pic by Pak
nasty eel
i felt this bit past my legs AFTER it bit me
Luise(Spica),Jane(Tara 3) and Linda (Valiam)
marquesan mahu!!
Hathieu beach north Nuku Hiva
view of bay Nuku Hiva
Hathieu
wooden church Hathieu
beach at Hathieu
noice tree
bare back horseriding on beach Hathiue
amazing flower
new tiki
historical site
old stone sculture
bILL WITH MODERN TIKI

Marlena - Spica
skull on base of ancient carving
another beautiful view of Nuku Hiva
horses everwhere
Marquesan beauty
Taioahe Bay
German family from Spica - Luise, Lars, Tils and Marlena
another view of Taioahe Bay
Bill and Linda on top of mount Smokey...
ancient carving
the bouncy Indian 4WD
Taiaohe Bay
2 tikis
Valiam Taioahe bay
the wharf
 
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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