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 [...]
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Valiam 's Photos - Suwarrow, Cook Islands
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beautiful La Barca leaving Suwarrow with Aussie spinnaker
capn Bill
La Barca
priscilla
La Barca leaving Suwarrow
pen drawing sister islands - Storm approaching
John and Veronica in their tinnie
baby frigate - ink
juvenile frigate bird
view of Bill from hammock
baby frigate bird - ink
Sister Islands
view from hammock
Veronica weaving
ladies weaving palm fronds
baby frigate bird
Bronwyn weaving
kids watching dvd
lesley
Bronwyn
Jack bellydancing with ostrich feathers
Jack and Amy
Vani with gecko and Tils (from German boat Spica)
Amy
gecko
Kim (Auspice), Linda, Veronica,Luise (Spica) bellydancing
Seren leaving Suwarrow
Valiam at sunset
Dee, Steve and Nicki (Seren)
Bill carrying nightly bbq supplies
view form thatched hut Suwarrow - pen and pastel
one of our feasts
Suwarrow dinghy
baby tropic bird
Bill with big coral trout
Mother tropic bird
Mother tropic bird
baby tropic bird
mother tropic bird
Veronica
fairy tern
Veronica
Mother tropic bird
baby tropic bird
bird island
baby terns
baby boobie bird
boobie bird
bird island
young frigate birds
baby frigate
baby frigate
Samuela family
boobie and baby
view from Valiam
shark feeding
beautiful turquoise water
pastel - Valiam at anchor
Bill and Steve filleting fish
Valiam
the famous conch shell - ink and pastel
Suwarrow
happy sailor
us happy grotty yachties
frigate bird
book exchange and suwarrow house
our hammock
suwarrow island
coconut tree man
tom neal - hermit who lived here for 30 years
coconut crab
John and Veronica
dinghy
Vani
Valiam at anchor
nightly fire
John - caretaker
Linda with Veronica and Tino
John after taking down flag at sunset
making flat bread
Valiam and La Barca
La Barca with spinnaker
Veronica and Bronwyn
early morning Linda
Lars and Luise
last night in Suwarrow
Bronnie, Adam Linda and Bill all dressed up
Linda with John
coconut crab
lesley and philip (Carina)
leaving Suwarrow with Spinnaker taken by Brownwyn - La Barca
Valiam by La Barca
Valiam taken by Adam Norris
Valiam taken by Bronwyn (La Barca)
Veronica, Linda and Bronwyn
Valiam by Bronwyb (La Barca)
 
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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