Sailing in my Sarong Around the World

World circumnavigation on yacht Valiam & Caribbean to Turkey on yacht Lati

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
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
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
19 January 2016
21 December 2015
31 October 2015 | Mooloolaba Marina, Qld, Australia
25 October 2015 | Mooloolaba - Valiam's home port
25 October 2015 | Kawana Waters Marina, Mooloolaba, Qld, Australia

Iluka Beach - Linda’s painting

01 July 2021 | Iluka Beach
Bill and Linda Anderson
I've been doing a bit of painting recently and this one if of just before sunset looking towards Iluka main beach. On the other side if you can imagine turning around is the Clarence river entrance and Yamba. This painting is on exhibition in Ikuka Emporium.

Meet the author - Linda Frylink Anderson at Iluka Emporium

04 April 2021
Bill and Linda Anderson
Hi everyone - join me for an informal chat about our voyages around the world and publishing my 2 sailing memoirs:
Sailing in my Sarong - Around the world a 30 year dream
Salvage in my Sarong - Tge Mediterranean dream in a rescued boat
$10 includes a glass of bubbles
Iluka Emporium 61 Charles St Iluka NSW
Captain Underpants will join us if I twist his arm!

10 Year Anniversary of Sailing in my Sarong

10 February 2021
Bill and Linda Anderson
10 years! I can’t believe it! And we are still talking about our circumnavigation and people continue to enjoy my book. Thank you everyone for your support. You can buy your copy here by clicking on the ‘Pay’ button. It’s also available directly from me, at Iluka Emporium in Iluka NSW and from Boatbooks Australia. (If you are outside Australia, it’s listed with Amazon and other POD markets.) Sorry not an ebook - yet...
Here’s the blurb if you are new to this site:

SAILING IN MY SARONG, Around the World - a 30 year dream
Linda and Bill Anderson are living proof that it's never too late to fulfil your dream. After 30 years of fantasising about sailing around the world, they finally set sail on an action packed voyage that would take two years to complete.

Never mind that Linda suffered from sea sickness, was petrified of storms and had little sailing experience, or that the couple were to make the trip in their home built yacht, this 30,000-nautical-mile voyage was about achieving their dream.

While they gained so much from their adventure, Bill and Linda also gave a lot back to the places they visited - working with street children, running art and play workshops with Linda's vibrant photos and artwork filling the pages of this book.

It's a story of battling gales and sailing through the world's pirate hot spots; of exploring exotic and remote communities and integrating with the locals; and of experiencing the vastness of the great oceans and making new friends at each destination. But above all, the story is one of overcoming a challenge of massive proportions and leaving a small part of themselves in every single one of the 30 countries Linda and Bill visited in their swift, yet tough yacht Valiam. This is their story.

Exploring the Esk river by dinghy

24 January 2021 | Esk River, Bunjalung National Park,
Bill and Linda Anderson
The big plywood dinghy Bill built for Valiam is now on a trailer in Iluka. It was a beautiful day so a trip to explore the Esk river was a great idea. Once launched we enjoyed the changing scenery along the river. We saw the evidence of the fires a year ago but the forest is recovering well, especially with all the rain we’ve had recently. I took lots of photos and feel inspired to create some new artwork. Upon our return, just as we lifted the dinghy on to the trailer 3 official looking gentlemen came to greet us. Two police officers and one from Fisheries I think. They wanted to check if we had any fishing gear and even looked in the dinghy’s hatches! I think we finally convinced them we were sailors and not interested in fishing! They appeared interested that the big dinghy was built from plywood and we had used it as a tender for our trip to Lord Howe Island. They were polite enough but it was a surprise to see them down the muddy track where we launched the dinghy!
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 - Las Perlas to Galapagos
Photos 1 to 113 of 113 | Valiam (more albums below) (Main)
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Watching birds - National park
Local restaurant Puerto Baquerizo Mareno with La Barca crew
Amy in the wild
Adam and Bill
Bronwyn sketching
Amy and sea lion in cave
grest snorkelling spot
Our cave picnic and Jack
sea lion in the dinghy
Leborai beach
can you see the iguana?
gprgeous iguana
Bill and iguana - yes he did pull his tail tsk tsk
Leboria beach
our friend again
La Barca family´s first day in Galapagos
Jack and iguana
La Barca finally arrive after 15 days
Welcome La Barca to Galapagos!
Her they come Hooray!
Impala without mast and rig
Gorgeous prehistoric Galapagos marine iguana
happy sea lion
view of Valiam from restaurant Miconia
you cant see me!!
awww...wet sea lion
marine iguana -male
Sea Lion (dry)
Loberia beach
pink blossoms
Linda in pink fairy land
monkey Bill
jacuzzi time for Harriets great great great great grandson
pink blossom that makes the world pink
tortoise sanctuary
50 yr old tortoise
pristine San christobal beach
Darwin finch
baby torotoise
red crab (babies are balck)
Linda enjoying beach
cactuses everywhere!
candlelabra cactus
Bill and guide with Linda following hiking to beach
dont catch the birds!
Galapagos tree
crater Lake Jonka - fresh water
Jorge and Bill
Galapagos endemic Miconia plant and forester Bill
sea lions live on this boat. Other boats have barb wire and nets to keep them off!
grey brown pelicans
Galapagos penguin
street scene
security fence
1st  Galapagos iguana - he´s really tiny
disco!
sea lions Playa de oro
Valiam in distance, Linda and sea lions
sea lion pointing to Valiam
yummy milk from mum
sea lions and humans on beach
cuddly family
sleepy sea lion
siesta time
sleepy sea lions
local town from pier
red crab
pier steps
will he bite?
aw so cute but he stinks!
Valiam in background Playa de oro
view from our boat
Amazing rock formations as we sailed down north west coast of San christobal
Capn Bill - yay speedy trip to Galapagos!
with Port captain and Bolivar the agent
Ecuador flag
San Christobal as we saw it in the morning Day 8
Intriguing rock islands
our Galapagos duck (really a booby)
so close! note Valiam
beuaty a wahoo!
Valiam powering along to windward
amazing sunset
crossing the equator!
Capn minus big mo with vice capn
 
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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
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