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

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 : valiam1@hotmail.com
Number of copies of each book you would like
Salvage in my Sarong

Memories of Croatia

03 May 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
Bill acquired this captains hat today which reminded me of our time in Croatia where Bill was indeed a captain on a vessel in Croatia. It was his brother's Bavaria we delivered from Krk, Croatia to Messalonghi in Greece via Italy. Peter and Ann joined us as crew. I remember the pale blues and sometimes stark islands we anchored next to.
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Croatia to Greece: goodbyes and preparation
05 August 2013 | Punat Marina, Krk, Croatia

It is just as hot here as in Greece and impossible to do anything between 11-6 without copious amounts of sweat, drinking water constantly and feeling frazzled. It's now 6.30pm and Bill and Peter have taken the dinghy outboard to a shady tree to pull it apart to try and make it go. Peter has just got back and has reported that the carburetor is full of salt due to being exposed and not used for a while. He is grabbing cleaning tools to hopefully rectify this problem. The fuel line and tank has water in it. A good challenge for these two who have known each other since they were in Boy Scouts. Hopefully we can hear the happy sound of vroom sooner rather than later. I don't want to leave Punat until we have an operational dinghy. Earlier before the problems were diagnosed, we thought new fuel would be good. Peter raced off with a petrol can and managed to hitch a ride into Krk in an air conditioned Audi belonging to a yacht owner and his family and dog. They kindly drove him back as well. It's great having enthusiastic crew!

This morning after John and Bill visited the harbour masters office to get the official paper work done, the rest of the family came to say goodbye. It's been a wonderful 5 days catching up and hanging out together.

John will meet us in Greece to take his boat to Bulgaria in September. Hopefully we will be on our way to an anchorage where we can swim to cool off in the next day or so.

10 August , PAG, Croatia
Our first experience of a Bora wind (strong NE) began with this big cloud. This morning at 5am it started. Average winds 20 knots for the morning with highest gusts recorded at 36 knots. The anchor held well and no other yachts here so we could let out plenty of chain. A day on board Johns yacht researching anchorages in Croatia and waiting it out.

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13 April 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
Now is a great time to buy Linda's sailing memoirs!
Sailing in my Sarong $39.95
Salvage in my Sarong $39.95
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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.
SALVAGE IN MY SARONG
The Mediterranean Dream in a rescued boat
Join the latest adventures of Linda and Captain Underpants.......

Salvage in my Sarong is a remarkable story of how Linda's husband Bill surprises her (and himself), by winning an online bid for an old wooden boat, half way across the world, in the Caribbean. At first Linda is horrified and reluctant to become involved in her husband's crazy scheme. This sailing boat 'Lati', had been abandoned, ransacked and almost stolen by pirates and is a total mess when the couple arrive from Australia.

Linda's dream of sailing the Mediterranean becomes reality as somehow, this gallant 9.4 metre yacht emerges like Cinderella, taking them across the vast Atlantic to Portugal and the Med. For three summers, Lati takes them on a romantic cruise to Italy, Greece and Turkey fitting easily into quaint harbours with tavernas ashore. However, the voyage is not without drama, as they continue with boat repairs in exotic locations, making many friends along the way.

From the author of Sailing in my Sarong comes this story of resourcefulness, endurance and celebration in the forging of a strong bond between a couple and their boat, a must-read adventure that makes anything seem possible.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda Frylink Anderson is an artist, retired Early Childhood teacher and University tutor. She has been married to Bill aka Captain Underpants since 1977. Together they have two grown up children, three grandchildren and a thirst for adventure. Linda's first book 'Sailing in my Sarong, Around the World - a 30 year dream' is a memoir of their circumnavigation of the world in their home built yacht 'Valiam'.

Linda still likes to wear sarongs, and these days she escapes the world to her bush studio in northern New South Wales or she may be on board Valiam in Mooloolaba, Queensland if not at sea.

Isolating is like an ocean passage

12 April 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
It’s been a while since I’ve written here. As we enjoy Easter all on our own, not having seen the family ( except by video messenger) for several weeks I’m reminded of the times we were cruising. For weeks away from land and away from family. At least now we can go to town to buy groceries and other essentials. On passage we make do with what we have on board and make things last.

Our longest ocean passage time-wise was 25 days from the US Virgin Islands to tge Azores in the North Atlantic. ( in Lati 31ft) Our longest passage in nautical miles was Galapagos to Marquesas at 3054nm which we completed in an amazing 17 days in Valiam ( 45ft and sails fast).

So now we sit in front of a beautiful open fire under the stars in northern NSW. The current situation of social distancing, closed cafes bars and shops, border control and loss of jobs seems like a different world. We are lucky. We are well and have a house and a boat as well as good food to eat. A very good time to reflect

Latest boat built by Captain Underpants

08 January 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson

Clarety the Argie15 plywood sailing dinghy Captain Underpants built to teach the grandkids to sail . She was launched on the Clarence river in Iluka, NSW. First trip with Joe, Tahlia and Annika. Second trip with Uncle Anthony and Geordi.
All went well..... then trip number 3 with the Captain and Linda was aborted after the first ever capsize in 43 years sailing together! Linda untangled herself from the rigging, rescued the oars while the captain stood on the centre board. With the help of Anthony Clarety was upright again but full of water which was bailed out once ashore. Funnily enough the kids were too busy playing to notice the capsize!
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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Valiam 's Photos - Linda's Artwork for sale email valiam1@hotmail.com
Photos 1 to 120 of 120 | Valiam (more albums below) (Main)
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Lazy girl -pastel on paper 460X640
$200 unframed
Jack
Wild one - pastel on paper 640X460
 $200 unframed
Lou lou - pastel on paper 560X410
$200 unframed
Girl glancing down - pastel on paper 580X420 $200 unframed
Orange nude - pastel on paper 350X600
$320 framed in black
Girl on chair - pastel on paper $200 unframed 640X460
Girl leaning away from chair - pastel on paper $200 unframed 640X460
Red nude lying down - pastel on paper $200 unframed 640X460
Girl on chair in blue - pastel on paper $200 unframed 640X460
Reclining nude in blue and orange - pastel on paper $200 unframed 500X600
Lioness - acrylic and pastel on paper $200 unframed 500X600
Girl with robe - pastel on paper $200 unframed 500X600
A bloke with beard - pastel on paper $200 unframed 640X460
Flower girl - acrylic and pastel on paper $200 unframed 640X460
Megan - pastel on paper $200 unframed 510X400
Red relaxed nude - pastel on Paper $200 unframed 640X460
Just fatigued - pastel on paper $200 unframed 640X500
Redness pastel on paper $200 unframed 560X420
Loulou - pastel on paper $200 unframed
560X420
Cabernet - pastel on paper $150 unframed
400X300
Wild bottles - acrylic, ink and pastel on paper $175 unframed
Maternity			$275	pastel on paper		460X350		640X520frame
SOLD
Rosebed st Gallery Eudlo, Queensland
Meg			$425	pastel on paper		640X460		970X670Frame black
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Mermaid	matches Jasmine		$275	pastel on paper		360X320		550X450 white mount timber frame
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Jennifer			$425	pastel on paper		500X600		670X770 white mount black frame
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Kuna Yala			$500	acrylic,pastel,seaweed				
				on canvas paper		410X600		660X910 beige mount, timber frame
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Liz in blue			$450	pastel on paper		600X450		970X670 black frame
Rosebed st
Liz in Pink			$600	acrylic on canvas		920X610
Rosebed st
Lizs Blossoms donated to Sporting Dreams charity raffle. pastel on paper 600X450 black frame
Rosebed st
In the Dark			$225	pastel on paper		400x340		565x465 black frame
Rosebed st
Jack
Jasmine	matches Mermaid		$375	pastel on paper		400X510		510X610 cream distressed timber frame
Rosebed st
Deb in blue			$450	pastel on paper		600X450		970X670black mount/frame Rosebed st
Felicity			$425	pastel on paper		615X420		770X570 white mount black frame  Rosebed st
Flotsam and Jetsam			$425	ink, pastel on paper		430X530		540X640 white mount, white timber frame
Rosebed st
Girl in Blue Sarong 1		pair 1 $450	pastel on paper		550X400		830X680 white mount timber frame
Rosebed
Girl in Blue Sarong 2		pair 2	$450	pastel on paper		550X400		830X680 white mount timber frame
Rosebed st
Annika			$350	pastel on paper		530X400		710X560 white mount timber frame
Rosebed st
Buddha of Prosperity			$150	pastel on paper		240x310		490x390 pink mount/frame
Rosebed st
Deb in black - pastel on paper
400X550 unframed $200
SOLD
Colombian Grande Nude sculpture			$150	charcoal on paper		185X280		360X460 white mount timber frame
Rosebed st
Bolero - pastel on paper $225 270X400mm cream frame/silver
Mikes Sculpture SOLD
Deb			$450	pastel on paper		560X410		725X580 black and pink mount, black frame
Rosebed st
Noosa Headland			$550	pastel on paper		425X560		630X740 blue mount, white timber distressed frame
Rosebed st
Pandanus - pastel on paper $200 unframed
425X560
Jade			$450	pastel on paper		730X460		860X590 blue mount/black frame
Paradise beach $300 pastel on paper 420X560 white frame 2cm all round
Sunflowers - pastel on paper $200 unframed
530X400mm
SOLD
Pink Champagne flute			$500	acrylic,pastel, canvas		760X510		
Rosebed st
The Hat- pastel on paper $180 310X360
460X560 white mount/white frame
Bora Bora Anchorage			$425	ink,acrylic wash paper		400X575		615X900 white mount/frame
SOLD
Haleconias - pastel on paper $350 640X460 salmon mount/timber frame
Mirabella			$450	pastel on paper		580X420		830X680 olive green mount, timber frame
Rosebed st
Girl with Flower			$225	pastel on paper		295X400		510X615 white mount, timber frame
Rosebed st
Girl in sarong reclining - ink, pastel on paper $75 unframed 310X360


Girl in Green Sarong 		reclining 	$225	pastel on paper		270X400		430X530 beige mount, timber frame
Rosebed st
Man with long hair in pose - charcoal on paper $100 615X420 unframed
Room with a view - pastel on paper 270X400mm unframed $100
Balinese day bed - ink,pastel on paper $100
270X400 unframed
Nuku Hiva			$180	ink on paper		310x360		460x560
Rosebed st SOLD
Girl in Green Sarong 		pair 1	$225	pastel on paper		400X270		530X430 beige mount timber frame
Rosebed st
Balinese rooftops - ink on paper $100 270X400 unframed
Girl in Sarong			$275	ink on paper		410X245		560X460 white mount black frame
Rosebed st
La Balsa Pt Cartwright NFS
Sunset at sea - acrylic on paper $300 400X575 black frame
NFS
Cabernet - pastel on paper  $85
400X270 unframed
Wild garden still life- pastel,ink on paper                 $150
530X400 unframed
Balinese male - pastel on paper $200 640X480 unframed
Oriental rooftops with pink blossoms - pastel on paper                                  $200
425X560 unframed
NFS
Storm Approaching			$150	ink on paper		210X150		450X380 white mount timber frame
Valiam at anchor Suwarrow, Cook islands NFS
NFS Mother tropic bird
Mother Tropic Bird		pair 1	$60	ink on paper		140X180mm		270X320mm white mount black frame
Baby Tropic Bird		pair 2	$60	ink on paper		140X180mm		270X320mm white mount black frame
NFS
Slow Pace			$150	pastel on paper		260X340		350X430 white mount timber frame
Suwarrow			$350	ink,pastel on paper		295X400		510X615 white mount timber frame
Conch shell - blown every evening by one of the boys when Cook island flag is lowered. NFS
NFSHans
NFS Galapagos marine iguana
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Galapagos Iguana			$225	charcoal on paper		300X400		460X560 white mount timber frame
Rosebed st
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Galapagos Iguanas			$120	ink on paper		210X250 (2 of)		340X680 white mount black frame
Rosebed st
with above framed together
NFS Kuna chief on mobile phone - Kaymau - Kuna yala NFS
Kaymau - Kuna Yala - charcoal on paper $100 400X530mm unframed
Canoes - Kaymau, Kuna Yala - ink pastel on paper                                      $150
400X530mm unframed
Lewis Mauritius Wood Sculpture			$450	ink on paper		590X420		835X680 white mount timber frame
NFS Gena
NFS Gena
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Cocos - acrylic,pastel on paper           $250
380X570mm unframed
Sortilege			$425	acrylic, pastel n paper		380X570		550X800 cream mount, white timber frame
NFS Mt Kinabalu Borneo - pastel and ink
Mt Kinabalu - pastel and ink
Mt Kinabalu - pastel, charcoal
Rock islands Palau - pastel , ink
Rock islands Palau - ink, pastel       $100
410X245 unframed
NFS Children jumping off jetty Samarai island Papua New Guinea - ink.NFS
NFS Samarai island PNG - ink. NFS
NFS Samarai island PNG - ink. NFS
Caylan - ink. NFS
blue nude - pastel                       $200
530X400 unframed
Fiery nude - pastel, canvas    $300
530X530
Motherhood - pastel               $200
425X560 unframed
 
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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

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 : 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