Sailing in my Sarong Around the World

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
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Bill has Bohemian in Iluka now

21 May 2018
26ft Bohemain made it across the Iluka/Yamba Bar at midnight recently. Luckily it was flat as bar crossings at night are not always the best idea! Bill was assisted by crew member Mark to sail her from Coffs Harbour. Bohemian now lives on her mooring in Iluka Harbour, NSW waiting for a little jaunt up the Clarence with the grandkids.

If you like tales about small boats, you may like to read about the 4 years we spent on 31ft Lati, a 50 year old wooden yacht designed by Kim Holman. Rescued in the US Virgin Islands followed by our longest ocean crossing of 25 days to the Azores then Portugal, through the Med to Greece and Turkey. All in my 2nd book with masses of colour pictures
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Bohemian in Coffs Harbour

21 April 2018
I thought I should update you all especially the non Facebookers on Bohemian, the 1977, 26ft Folkboat Bill bought on Gumtree. She was on a mooring in Port Stephens and a few weeks ago he went down to move her across to Albatross marina engineless, install the engine he repaired and lift her out for antifouling. After all those jobs were completed, he returned recently with youngest brother Chris to sail her north.

Bohemian has a mooring waiting for her in a Iluka. Unfortunately the winds weren’t favourable and with a stop at Hat Head the boys only got her as far as Coffs Harbour.

Yesterday Captain Underpants planned to sail her solo to Iluka stopping at North Solitary islands for a rest. Again the weather Gods decided to increase the strength of the southerly winds and throw in thunderstorms and heavy rain and lighting for good measure. So we drove back to Iluka. The plan is to wait for another weather window with nice weather with winds less than 20 knots. A crew member would be good as Bohemian has no self steering. Another adventurous bloke would be good because princess Linda prefers comfortable Valiam.

I remember when we sailed up the coast in 1980 in a 24ft Van der Stadt we stopped at Coffs for a while. We met a young man on a folk boat who is a dwarf. There was enough head room for him!

Women Who Sail Australia Gathering 2018

17 April 2018
This was the 3rd Women Who Sail Australia Gathering in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens. And what a wonderful few days it was! I got to hang out with a crowd of warm hearted and funny women sailors in a 3 bedroom apartment on the waterfront walking distance from the Gathering. ( I think there were 9 of us at one stage!) So many inspirational women attended including Charlotte Kauffman who flew in from the USA of Rebel Heart fame. So honoured to meet her and hear her incredible story of courage when she and her small children and husband were rescued from the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And then our own Lisa Blair who sailed solo around Antarctica. I couldn't help remembering speaking to her live at last years Gathering then the shock of her dismasting in the Southern Ocean 2 days later. But with her determined spirit she soldiered on to complete her mission.
I also enjoyed early morning yoga each day with the lovely Leanne Hembrow feeling blissful and calm among so many wonderful women.

Meanwhile my darling Captain Underpants was preparing to sail his recent project boat Bohemian, a Folkboat with his brother to Iluka.

An eventful and memorable few days in Port Stephens. Pic is of me, Linda with Lisa and Charlotte

Introducing ‘Bohemian’, Bills latest project

31 March 2018
Bohemian is a 26ft Folkboat built in Australia in 1976. She is currently moored down in Port Stephens. This project is a Gumtree one this time! Bill has been down to work on Boho in preparation for her sail up the coast to Iluka. She needed a hip tow over to the boatyard as the engine was still in the car after Bill repaired it at home.

She had a large number of barnacles which he removed and with a day’s work painting on antifoul and back in the water to get her engine in and going. Still some adjustments to be made.

So soon she will head out to sea for the 200 or so nautical mile trip up to Iluka where a mooring has been allocated. Bills bother Chris will be crew this time while I, Linda will support and cheer them on from land.
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 - Durban to Knysna, South Africa
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mountains between Oudsthoorn and George
Ostrich feathers Oudsthoorn
hot ostriches
Charmain anneke Gaart and lInda
Linda with Charmain
1500s chart
view from Gaart and Anneke
Captain Bill on Dias
view from Garden route game lodge restaurant
giraffes seen from restaurant
Dias replica ship Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay Charmain and LInda
Mossel Bay bar by light house
larnie houses
Dana Bay
restaurant Knysna heads
is it true?
King size bed for elephant
ele
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Linda walking Taba elephant
with Tamelo
scenery at Tenikwa Wildlife Centre
Merecat
my cheetah cub
playful bite!
Just a big pussy cat
elegant cheetah
one of the wild cats
cheetah cubs
Linda
African housing
Knysna Heads
aussie fan!
Cavy
Storms river mouth
on the suspension bridge
yay what fun
from the bridge
eucalypt plantation
Natures valley
Natures valley beach
Natures valley
Knysna Yacht Club - see turquoise dinghy?
Knysna at night
pizza is dry!
looking at Knysna waterfront from Valiam
Valiam anchored Knysna
Knysna quays marina with Valiam way in the distance
knysna waterfront
friendly tourist information people
Is this Africa?
tight squeeze entering Knysna
entering knysna heads
Knysna from outside
sunset on way to Knysna
Julie & Carmen
kids at beach
Linda Port Eliz wind
Port Eliz swimmers
baby on the beach
Port Eliz esplanade
Boardwalk mall
Algoa Bay marina
proud in turquoise
Marta in news. Valiam in background
view of Valiam from yacht club- Port elizabeth
from algoa bay yacht club
new years patrons in bar
Algoa Bay yacht club Port Elizabeth
Port elizabeth harbour
Valiam Port Elizabeth
Ania out of the water
leaving East London
windy conditions
leaving East London
Buffalo River Yacht Club
coelacanth
one of African tribe
keith and bill
Khoi- San people
Buffalo River yacht club feast
elephant drink
with Marta and Magda
the
brai in the rain
Valiam and Ania Buffalo river East London
Friendly police check (with whiskey)
Linda with Yvette
Friendly managers Yvette & Keith
Marta and Magda preparing Polish delights
Marta 22 year old Polish solo circumnavigator Marta on Ania and Bill. BRYC East London
Buffalo River Yacht Club
Valiam safely tied up BRYC
tying up Valiam is strong winds East London
Yvette Manager warmly welcomes you!
from Buffalo River Yacht Club
Buffalo river East London
getting windy
on the Aghulas current
entry on board
at sea Durban to East London
south african sailing
11.3 knots on Aghulas current!
from our boat Durban
Lightning Durban Marina
more lightning Durban harbour
big one!
Japanese chef with carrot carving Durban
view form Oyster Bar Durban
relaxed captain after painting Valiam
Christmas Trifle
Chistmas trifle
Linda
Dutch kerstkrunts made by Linda
Christmas prezzies!
Christmas Day
 
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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