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

Salvage in my Sarong Review

18 September 2017
It's always a good feeling to get a nice review.

I have just finished reading this wonderful book and shed a few tears as Linda & Bill say goodbye to their lovely little yacht Lati.
I felt like I was with them the whole way as the author has a way of bringing you along in their exciting journey.
Recommend this book to anyone who has ever had a dream to do something out of the ordinary and live the life they desire.

Kim Roach

Help is arriving for St John

11 September 2017
Video footage of around Cruz Bay, St John.

Washington Post article on St John

Latest report from Jenn in St John, US Virgin Islands where hurricane Irma decimated the island. I was concerned to hear Jenn's original post ( previous one here quoted on this website) was deleted. It's back up again and there is much support for the people of St John.

Many people are still waiting to hear if their loved ones are safe.

"Monday Update: Our voices are being heard!! There is a Navy ship here! Armed police officers from St. Croix are patrolling the streets! Our voices are being heard!!

To the very few of you who've said the intention of my last post was to cause panic and invoke fear, shame on you. You have no idea what is happening here. What I wrote is real. It was not a "rant" - it was true feelings. So again, shame on you who have said otherwise.

I cannot wait until I am back on the mainland so I can share our stories ... so I can talk about how my friends were forced to hide under tables for hours after their roofs blew off ... others held mattresses against blown out doors ... so I can tell you how my good friend kept her young children calm while 19 people and several dogs hunkered down in a laundry room after the "hurricane-proof" glass blew out in most of their home. I can't wait to share the stories of the business owners who've been looted and those who are too afraid to reopen. I will not be silenced. I will not give up. I will never turn my back on this community I love so much.

I am am trying to stay positive. I am trying to stay calm. No one loves this place more than me. Those of you who followed News of St. John before the hurricane know that. And that's all I need.

Much love to my supporters. Chat soon

Another report posted on Virgin Islands Consortium today contained these words:
"Tonight, an aircraft carrying journalists from around the country was set to arrive on St. Croix. They will depart the island for St. Thomas as 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, to assess the relief effort, as well as tour affected locations. Mr. Mapp said the idea is to "tell our story," noting that people have been running with their own narratives and posting their opinions of the territory following the storm, as truth -- some of it harmful to the image of the territory -- an image the USVI is heavily reliant on, as it depends on tourism for a great portion of its revenues."
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 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