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
30 September 2015
16 September 2015 | Mooloolaba, Qld Australia
16 September 2015
16 September 2015 | Porto Empledocle, Sicily, Italy 2013
13 September 2015
13 September 2015 | Mooloolaba, Qld, Australia
28 July 2015
17 July 2015
25 June 2015 | Mooloolaba
05 June 2015 | Mooloolaba Harbour, Qld, Australia
05 June 2015 | Mooloolaba Yacht Club
27 May 2015 | Lavrion, Greece
18 May 2015 | Mooloolah river, Mooloolaba, Qld, Australia
18 May 2015
18 May 2015 | Manly, Brisbane, Queensland, 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 - Vanuatu
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Mt Yasur volcano
sitting on the volcano rim
about to go up to the crater rim
La Barca
Dressed up for La Barca
Linda Bill Bronwyn and Adam Port Resolution
Linda and Bronwyn showing off saris
Linda teaching under 8s at yacht club
Nora using her new sewing machine in her village - gift from La Barca
village boy at under 8s day
captive audience
Chief Stanley
local girl photo by ADam Norris
Off to the volcano
lunch at the yacht club
lunch with Nora
Bill and Adam at the beach
Celebrating La Barca
wandering aroudn the village
Adam and Bronnie
capn Bill
the girls get into the bubbly
Linda and Bronnie
and again - see the lovely singlet tops
basket given to me by Miriam local kindy teacher
Jack
local village woman weaving basket
New generator hut
getting the wires right
new wind generator
Wind generator for village
Oliver adjusting things
sari girls
Phil form Oz in charge of generator project funded by Peace Corps
Adam with the magnum
Bill and Linda
Norris family
Adam and Bronwyn
sari girls again
bellydancers
Adam cooking pizzas on open fire
Bronwyn cycling back from Nora
Linda in celeration singlet
Pretty Bill in Samoan shirt (and flower)
local produce and basket
Mt Yasur volcano firng up!
glowing
see those molten rocks fly. Pity you cant hear the wooomph!
Linda and kindy teacher Miriam
Jack enjoyed his day at
class photo taken by Adam Norris
Adam and kids enjoying palydough
Rehab playing Brownwyns guitar
Amy and friends
collage with flowers
Naomi fingerpainting
Drawing form life
drawing from life
Nora and Melissa
Mt Yasur
Yacht club amenities
Linda Jack and Amy
Valiam thorugh the trees
no trespassing
hut at the beach
chatting with the locals
pigs for dinner
Linda being presented with bananas from Stanley
Bronwyn with Nora, Jack, Amy and Melissa
Linda with baby Ruben (his mum in background)
happy local girl
Cultural centre in disrepair
Rotunda overlooking bay
Valiam Port Resolution
inside yacht club
Port Resolution Yacht Club
local residents
local canoe
Captain Adam
happy La Barca circumnavigators
Port Resolution
 
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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