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
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Salvage in my Sarong

Peaceful Bantry Bay Sydney

03 January 2015 | Bantry Bay Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
The northerly was quite strong yesterday in excess of 20 knots. Valiam 's Manson supreme anchor held firm as it always does. Lots of boats coming and going here and quite a few raft-ups of up to 3 on one anchor. It is the holiday season and weekend after all. Hot and sweaty and my sarongs are being used constantly even pegged up to make shade in the cockpit.

I remembered about the Glad ice bags yesterday and after filling one up and placing it next to the evaporator in the fridge, I had ice cubes within a few hours. What luxury! Ice and cold drinks powered by the sun. Around the corner in the next inlet is a small marina and fuel pump. After filling up the dinghy with empty fuel drums and water containers we were able to fill up. It was an automatic machine that took $200 off our credit card and even though we only spent $143 we are hoping we will get credit. Like hire cars I suppose....

We still haven't been to a supermarket for 12 days but we are eating well and being quite creative with our meals. We haven't run out of wine and cheese so that's the main thing!

The first Spit Bridge opening is at 10.15am tomorrow so we will probably head out to sea then. Tonight's southerly would have died down then to a light northeasterly to get us down to Eden. It's predicted to be fairly light tomorrow night so I imagine we will burn some diesel.

With access to Internet with our Telstra 3G it's easy to get weather forecasts and news. I hope the fires down south do not bring too much devastation and I hope everyone is safe.
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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
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