Sailing in my Sarong Around the World

World circumnavigation on board 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

Catch Up on the Clarence River

14 January 2019 | Maclean, New South Wales, Australia
A very lovely catch up with Women Who Sail Australia friends Justine Porter, Diane Lippiatt and their hubbies Glen and Cal. I first connected with Justine a few years ago when she was about to sail their newly built catamaran Shima, a Mumby Cyber 48, from the Philippines. We chatted on line for a long time as she and Glen continued their trip from Gove in the Northern Territory after weathering 2 cyclones on the hard stand. We finally met in person last year at the annual WWSA Gathering in Post Stephens sharing a unit with a bunch of women for the weekend. Such a great time! So now Shima sits comfortably on a pontoon in the town of Maclean on the Clarence River. It was the first time I had been on board. Such a spacious beautiful boat. The other couple known to me on line are the founders of Sailing Australia, Cal and Dianne Lippiatt who were on board when I arrived. I travelled the quick way by car from Iluka! A very pleasant afternoon indeed swapping yarns.

Sailing Dinghy for grandkids

11 January 2019
Bill has been building this Argie 15 sailing dinghy for a while now and it’s almost complete. Everything is new apart from the mast. He painted it red as he happened to have some red paint, not new either. A tentative name is Clarety. Before launching either in the Clarence river or Mooloolaba, she needs to have a registered trailer. In this photo 11 year old grandson Joe is admiring his Pa’s handy work. She was built mostly on the Sunshine Coast before we moved 3 years ago to our off the grid home in the bush. Hence the sea of green! Another little ship for Captain Underpants’ fleet.

Lord Howe Island 2 years ago

01 January 2019
Happy New Year Everyone! This came up in my Facebook page today and I was compelled to share. I sent the image and text via our satellite phone on our arrival at Lord Howe Island exactly 2 years ago after 5 days at sea:
ARRIVED LORD HOWE ISLAND 2nd January 2017 5am. Valiam was uncharacteristically slowed down yesterday and last night to a small triangle of sail so we didn't arrive in the night. We called the Port Operations Manager at 5.15am and he gave us permission to anchor outside the island lagoon. It's not high tide until 11.30am and as we draw 2.1 m we need enough water to get in. So we are stopped rolly rolly and making coffee. Not beer o'clock yet captain! Mutton birds are flying around the boat and the island looks rather majestic and a little foreboding with the cloud hovering over Mt Gower. One mutton bird decided to sit on the lifeline precariously balancing as the boat rolls from one side to the other.Looking forward to getting in there on to our designated mooring. We will be shown in by the POM. Because our depth sounder is broken, we bought a cheap fishing boat one that needs the stick with the sounder Bill cable tied to it poked over the side. It worked. It really is beautiful here and we can only count 3 boats inside. Must be because of the strong winds on the coast near Sydney preventing sailors getting here as it did with our friends Kim and Steve from Port Macquarie. We will miss them as we had planned this trip together for several months. The angle from Mooloolaba in a mostly 15 knot northeasterly was good for us. It did get up to 20 knots or more at times and when we were in the current we raced along. The waves coming from the east made Mona the course master autopilot work hard to keep us on course. So Mona our 3rd crew member complained beeping loudly frequently always in the middle of the night. Reducing sail kept her happy and ensured a daylight arrival. I'm glad I brought my art materials as I'm feeling inspired despite the aching tiredness.

Women Who Sail Australia Mooloolaba Get Together

23 December 2018
I have been a member of WWSA since it’s inception in 2012 I think. It was around the time we were sailing Lati across the North Atlantic to The Med. Founder and friend Shelley Wright messaged me telling me about the new group being formed for Australia as we were both in the Internation group Women Who Sail. As a friendship and networking tool both groups have been incredibly supportive as I met Sailing women in many harbours around the world and in Australia after chatting on line. WWSA now has around 3,300 members and Women Who Sail almost 15,900 members.

Yesterday’s get together included a couple of women I met before but most were women I hadn’t. Partners came along too. I could have listened to the fascinating stories for hours. Lynette who has ridden a motorbike around the world and is now aiming to do the same in a yacht with her partner. Kate who had just come back from the Med and had experience that dreadful ‘cyclone’ in Greece, Jenny Marie who talked of her early experiences sailing to Turkey on a yacht with people she didn’t know who sailed drunk through a storm and delivered contraband secretly before officially arriving and many other stories including Bass Strait and the Tassie weather. The time just flew. So grateful for these special connections. So if you are a woman on a boat, dreaming of being on a boat or have sailed or interested in boats, join Women Who Sail Australia Facebook group. You will need your own personal page though, not linked to a male partner. WWSA is a closed group for women only.Link to Women Who Sail Australia
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
Rosebed st
Mermaid	matches Jasmine		$275	pastel on paper		360X320		550X450 white mount timber frame
Rosebed st
Jennifer			$425	pastel on paper		500X600		670X770 white mount black frame
Rosebed st
Kuna Yala			$500	acrylic,pastel,seaweed				
				on canvas paper		410X600		660X910 beige mount, timber frame
Rosebed st
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
NFS
Galapagos Iguana			$225	charcoal on paper		300X400		460X560 white mount timber frame
Rosebed st
NFS
NFS
NFS
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
NFS
NFS
NFS
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