Valiam Sails 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. Salvage in my Sarong will be released 5th November 2016 (other countries please email Linda : valiam1@hotmail.com)
14 September 2016 | Official Launch: Saturday 5th November at 4 pm, Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club, Manly Brisbane, Qld Australia
08 August 2016
03 August 2016
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

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.

Linda's Art

03 August 2016
Hi all,
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
Click here
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.
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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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. Salvage in my Sarong will be released 5th November 2016 (other countries please email Linda : valiam1@hotmail.com)
www.valiam.com.au