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
Number of copies of each book you would like
Salvage in my Sarong

Gutsy Sailing Sisters reunite in Mooloolaba nearly 50kg lighter

10 July 2018
Lyndy and Linda on board together in Mooloolaba.

Yesterday I was so excited to meet up with my sailing friend Lyndy due to arrive in Mooloolaba with her beautiful family on board their catamaran. Lyndy messaged me after leaving Moreton Island worried about the bar crossing into Mooloolaba as last year it was silted up making things difficult for entry. I wandered down to the break water and could see it was almost flat calm at around 3pm. So I took photos to reassure them. The dredge is currently near the entrance on the western side. It's certainly done its job ensuring a safe and straightforward entry once again.

As the wind was cool, I opted for the comfort of our boat Valiam in Mooloolaba Marina as I can see the river from our cockpit. Lyndy messaged me once they were through the entrance and we waved to each other as they motored up the river to their berth at another marina.

Lyndy and I first met in person at the first Women Who Sail Gathering in Port Stephens in 2016. I remember she gave me a big hug after the dinner panel where I was a guest speaker alongside Kristi Foster, Lisa Blair and Jessica Watson. That night was a bit of a blur for me and unfortunately we didn't get a photo of us together.

We continued chatting on line via Women Who Sail Australia when 1 year ago we were both inspired by photos of another sailing sister Caitlin who had lost a huge amount of weight. Unknown to each other both Lyndy and I contacted her at the same time to enquire about Caitlin's weight loss voyage. So in July last year we began our separate weight loss voyages with Caitlin as our mentor.

So not only are we connected through sailing but something a lot more personal and life changing. We have been following a gut health program called Gutsy. Within 30 days I lost 8.5 kilos and by 3 months 20 kg. I have now lost a total of 28.6 kg and Lyndy has lost 20kg. But the health benefits of this program are incredible. We feel so much better from the inside out. It's all healthy food too! I wondered how I was going to go without a glass of wine for 30 days but it was surprisingly easy! There are great substitutes for those sundowners!

Now both Lyndy and I are mentors for the Gutsy program helping people around the world. A perfect job for us as we sail and travel from place to place mentoring our Gutsy friends on line.

If you are interested in joining us you can email me : valiam1@hotmail.com
Or contact me through Facebook.

Lati gets attention in Whitsunday Times

13 June 2018
Although I don't agree with the journalists description of rickety and pathetic for Lati when we first saw her she will get some attention this Sunday in Airlie Beach. I did say she looked ‘folorn and grubby’ and became our orphan child. Lati emerged like a princess once Bill had worked on her to carry us safely over the oceans from the Caribbean to Turkey.

We will be having a bit of fun wearing Sarongs and Tiaras while I sign copies of my books Sailing in my Sarong & Salvage in my Sarong. Come say hi if in Airlie and enjoy a glass of bubbly with me.

Whitsunday Times News article

Book Signing in Airlie Beach

06 June 2018
This is going to be fun! Thank you to BJ at Beach Books Boutique!

The blurbs on Linda’s books - Sailing and Salvage in my Sarong

05 June 2018
Hi Everyone - I thought I’d put the blurbs for both my books here for easy reference! Both are packed with coloured images and are $39.95. Scroll to pay button below or if you are in Airlie Beach on the 17Th June, come to Beach Book Boutique to my book signing! Event on my Facebook page.

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.
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