Sailing in my Sarong Around the World

Also Lati's adventures from the Caribbean to the Med

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:
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 :
Number of copies of each book you would like
Salvage in my Sarong
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
20 March 2015 | Mooloolaba, Qld, Australia
12 March 2015 | Lavrion, Greece
10 February 2015 | Tasmania
10 February 2015 | Tasmania
10 February 2015 | Near St Mary's, Tasmania
10 February 2015 | Grape Wine Bar, Salamanca place, Hobart

Loving Lombok

24 February 2018
I’m currently on holidays with my friend Jackie. We’ve been to Bali plenty of times so thought we would explore Lombok. And what a great decision it was too. It’s quieter, very few tourists where we’ve been and the scenery is magnificent. We have explored small guest houses and accommodation at the northern end right around to the east coast of Labuhan.

The first place was Rinjani Beach Eco Resort where we had our own bamboo cottage on a black sand beach. So quiet and good for the soul. Cheap and friendly with home cooked meals. Next was Pondok Siola on the east coast to go snorkelling with Enam. He filled the car and boat with his mates for the ride! I love the outrigger boats here. It was a great day out but unfortunately my snorkelling experience was spoiled by a nasty jelly fish sting. I eventually recovered and we enjoyed a picnic on a little island of Lombok fare of fried fish and vegetables.

The best thing about Pondok Siola was wandering into the village and chatting to locals. Our blonde hair stood out but it was too hot to wear a headscarf and I didn’t feel right doing it. Lombok is predominantly Muslim so every morning we are woken by the call to prayer followed by the roosters!

Linda is losing...

03 February 2018
Yep and my clothes are so loose I’ve given most of them away. Sarongs go around me twice now. My wet weather gear instead of being too tight is now comfortably loose. Yay! And I am feeling happier, healthier and fitter. 26 kilos gone. Gone forever I have promised myself.

The cruising lifestyle with sundowners and snacks, passage making with lots of high carbohydrate snacks, sitting on my bum writing a book has all taken its toll on my body. My fault I know and I love good food and wine. But my gut wasn’t happy. My body wasn’t happy and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to keep up with my Captain Underpants....

One day I saw an amazing photo of my sailing friend Caitlin who had lost 40kg! She looked vibrant and gorgeous. I kept staring at her photo. So I contacted her to ask about what she was doing. The answer is Gutsy. A healthy clean eating program that heals the gut and the unwanted weight drops off. How was I going to go without my glass of champagne? The program is for 30 days so I thought ‘Ok. It’s not forever...’ But after the first 30 days I didn’t even want champagne! My friends couldn’t believe it...

After 4 months, 20 kg was gone and I’m now slowly creeping down to the weight I was in my twenties. 26.5kg gone with 4kg to go. I love Gutsy. The food is delicious and I don’t get hungry. I am so enthused by Gutsy I am now helping others. If you would like to know more message me. You can also join my groupGet Gutsy with Linda Anderson and have a look around. Love ya guts!

Southern Ocean voyage for a special champagne

23 January 2018
Finally we opened the special bottle of South African champagne our friend Lisa Blair carried on her yacht Climate Action Now for me from Cape Town via the Southern Ocean below 45degrees south to Albany Western Australia last July.
Lisa’s blog
Her mum Linda then carried it on the plane back to Queensland and presented it to me on board Valiam in Mooloolaba. We planned to open it in November but there was a lot going on then for our 40th wedding anniversary.

Today we enjoyed a quiet day on our mountain in northern NSW. We reflected on our own adventures and voyages. Just over 10 years ago we set sail around the world to complete a circumnavigation in 2 years with just the 2 of us on our homebuilt plywood yacht. For fun I shall outline where we were each January 23 for the last 10 years:
2008 - Koror, Palau. Anchored on Valiam
2009 - Simon’s Town, South Africa on Valiam in the marina
2010 - Townsville waiting for the birth of our 3rd grandchild Tahlia
2011 - Mooloolaba - back in our house and Valiam back on her pile berth mooring
2012 - Bill wins a bid on eBay for Lati in the Caribbean. Preparing for this adventure
2013 - Tasmania - sailed Valiam there for the Wooden Boat Festival
2014 - Mooloolaba - took our young grandson sailing to Tangalooma.
2015 - Sailing back from Sydney and experienced the worst lightning storms at sea off Ballina
2016 - Valiam is now in her own berth at Mooloolaba Marina. Much socialising
2017 - Returned from sailing to Lord Howe Island
2018 - Relaxing in our off the grid mountain retreat home.

One thing is for sure - more champagne in the future and more sailing. Maybe another circumnavigation....
Sailing in my Sarong Facebook page

Bill’s latest aquisition

20 January 2018
Thank goodness it’s not another yacht!
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:
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. [...]
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 [...]
Valiam 's Photos - Valiam (more albums below) (Main)
12 days in paradise January 2017
76 Photos
Created 22 January 2017
Delivery trip for Captain Peter Moor
7 Photos
Created 16 September 2014
23 Photos
Created 28 April 2014
Most works are in the previous album. Here are the most recent, mostly pastels unframed drawn from life.PayPal or Direct deposit. email Linda
20 Photos
Created 14 January 2014
30 Photos
Created 2 December 2013
18 Photos
Created 27 July 2013
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Created 12 July 2013
123 Photos
Created 21 June 2013
45 Photos
Created 15 June 2013
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Created 31 May 2013
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Created 15 May 2013
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Created 28 April 2013
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Created 31 January 2013
Aiming to sail to Tasmania and back by April
85 Photos
Created 18 January 2013
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Created 27 December 2012
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Created 1 October 2012
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Created 24 September 2012
43 Photos
Created 19 September 2012
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108 Photos
Created 14 August 2012
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Created 17 July 2012
Lati's Atlantic Crossing to Azores
41 Photos
Created 17 July 2012
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Created 8 June 2012
124 Photos
Created 16 March 2012
Rosebed st Gallery Eudlo, Queensland. PHOTOS by Marion Jonkers Photography
40 Photos
Created 19 February 2012
20 Photos
Created 5 December 2011
67 Photos
Created 7 October 2011
6 Photos
Created 28 March 2011
24 Photos
Created 16 February 2011
45 Photos
Created 27 January 2011
Pt Cartwright, Buddina, Australia
85 Photos
Created 26 December 2010
20 Photos
Created 3 July 2010
44 Photos
Created 13 June 2010
We welcomed Jessica Watson to Mooloolaba after she was the youngest to sail around the world non stop unassisted. Well done Jess
19 Photos
Created 6 June 2010
1 Photo
Created 25 May 2010
39 Photos
Created 5 May 2010
back with the family for Christmas
81 Photos
Created 26 December 2009
125 Photos
Created 24 November 2009
75 Photos
Created 14 October 2009
45 Photos
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126 Photos
Created 30 July 2009
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113 Photos
Created 14 April 2009
81 Photos
Created 6 April 2009
1994 to current day
59 Photos
Created 19 March 2009
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Created 1 March 2009
103 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 16 January 2009
130 Photos
Created 28 December 2008
120 Photos
Created 25 November 2008
107 Photos
Created 23 October 2008
38 Photos
Created 12 October 2008
25 Photos
Created 8 October 2008
45 Photos
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114 Photos
Created 14 September 2008
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Created 31 August 2008
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Created 22 August 2008
119 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 31 July 2008
83 Photos
Created 25 June 2008
6 Photos
Created 25 June 2008
12 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 1 June 2008
My work is of an expressionist nature - I capture what I see from life. I draw and paint on location using mostly pastels, inks and occasionally acrylics. Some works are framed but many arent so are easily packaged for posting. You can pay by PayPal or Direct Deposit. I am located on the Sunshine Coast, QLD< Australia
120 Photos
Created 31 May 2008
60 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 30 May 2008
36 Photos
Created 30 May 2008
38 Photos
Created 30 May 2008
34 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 30 May 2008
71 Photos
Created 30 May 2008
25 Photos
Created 30 May 2008
Valiam at Lawries Marina
24 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 28 May 2008

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:
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 :
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