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

Storm-South China Sea

25 April 2008
25 April


South China Sea

INDONESIAN WATERS

position: 3.35.941 N 109.17.493

en route singapore



We are making sure we have a few hours sleep today incase there's a repeat of last night. (Hopefully not but so far we've had a storm every night). Bill will get the stay sail ready and put all the reefs in the main - supposed to be good for 30 knots.

Now of course there's no wind and we have been motoring since 11am. We don't have enough fuel to motor all the way so will have to sail at least 20% of the time.

Just had tuna, tomatoes and cucumber and crackers for lunch with icy cold apple juice.

Just to let you know that we are ok even if it is hot and there's no wind. Bill saw a couple of Indonesian fishing boats while I was having a nap.

I'm going to wash my hair as it now has dreadlocks - hopefully I wont have to cut it off when we get there.

We have the line out - you never know...







position ; 3.47.5 N 109.35.8 E

25 April 2008

en route singapore





We endured a storm from 11pm until 5am with very strong winds (25-40 knots), rain and building seas. Heath the autopilot ceased working at 3am. Bill handsteered for an hour or so. By this stage we had our heavy duty raincoats and harnesses on and were getting cold. Linda took the helm and Bill repaired the autopilot - a broken string. Out there on the stern like a crazy see saw he fixed it with a screw driver.(cruising is boat repairs in exotic locations!) We haven't been able to keep course due to the wind and seas being extremely uncomfortable with just the motor running. Sleep has been an impossibility but at least the boat is self steering. Good on ya Heath! Not feeling to good this morning Linda the chef has pulled out 3 packets/tins - brekky lunch dinner.

The prop is out of the water a lot of the time as the boat goes crazily from one side to the other. We will be putting some sail up soon to stabilise her and get back on course. The storm has abated - now 10 knots of wind but nasty big grey seas. We are currently heading for Vietnam so we better change course when we can to get to Singapore!





Later : We're getting closer to Mainland Malaysia. We have now clocked up 5240 nm since Mooloolaba. 390 to go on this leg. I've started another book (apart from writing this one!!)



Comments
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. [...]
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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