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

Look how shiny Valiam is!

20 August 2020 | Lawries Boat Services, Orana St Buddina Qld 4575
Bill and Linda Anderson
Bill scraped the barnacles off Valiam's bottom, sanded and painted her with antifoul so she should slide through the water now. We've got Ashby boatbuilders to polish the hull and WOW! That chalky residue is gone and she looks lovely! Thanks guys!
Lawries boatyard in Kawana Waters is a great place to do any boat work. Reasonable prices, friendly people and clean facilities. I checked the Ladies and very clean! For Valiam (45ft/13.7m length) it's $100 a day. Kieran the manager said mention my name and you will receive 5% off!

Valiam hauled out at Lawries after 5 years!

19 August 2020 | Lawries Boatyard, Kawana Waters Qld
Bill and Linda Anderson
Gosh 3 years resting on the dock but the log book says 5 years since Valiam’s bottom was antifouled. Must have been good paint because I expected to see a barrier reef under there!

Kieren the helpful and friendly boat yard manager at Lawries boatyard Kawana Waters lifted her out as he has done many times before. The rates are reasonable here too. But with her draft of 2.1m she needed to get here at high tide. Valiam was launched here in 1994 making her 26 years old!

Bill has been busy painting the bottom and tomorrow boatyard guys are giving her topsides a polish. Looking forward to seeing her look good.

Valiam hauled out at Lawries after 5 years!

19 August 2020 | Lawries Boatyard, Kawana Waters Qld
Bill and Linda Anderson
Gosh 3 years resting on the dock but the log book says 5 years since Valiam’s bottom was antifouled. Must have been good paint because I expected to see a barrier reef under there!

Kieren the helpful and friendly boat yard manager at Lawries boatyard Kawana Waters lifted her out as he has done many times before. The rates are reasonable here too. But with her draft of 2.1m she needed to get here at high tide. Valiam was launched here in 1994 making her 26 years old!

Bill has been busy painting the bottom and tomorrow boatyard guys are giving her topsides a polish. Looking forward to seeing her look good.

Nakaa’s Awakening - Fantastic read by Stacey King

26 July 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
I met Stacey and Ken through a Women Who Sail Australia Gathering a few years ago and I was honoured that they attended my book launch for Salvage in Sarong. Through reading Stacey’s book I have learned so much more than through a casual conversation. I truly loved this book. It gives me great pleasure to write a review :


‘NAKAA’S AWAKENING – Land of Matang’ is a fascinating read. Stacey King has captured
the essence of the life of the Banabans living and working with the ex patriot people on Ocean Island, Fiji. I was riveted all the way through and did not want the book to end. I’m so pleased there are sequels coming. I want to know what happens to all the characters as the story was made especially interesting as many are Stacey’s relatives. Well researched and passionately written obviously showing the authors sensitive and deep understanding of the life lived at the time.. I learned so much about the challenges of phosphate mining and the impact on the locals.Beautifully told and as a sailor myself, as well as having lived in a remote community in Papua New Guinea I could identify with the life. Stacey has indeed left an enduring legacy to the Banaban people.

This is a story that will appeal to everyone. It has it all. History, romance, drama, and an exotic location. Escapism at its best and made even more appealing in that it is based on a true story. I might just have to read it again while I wait for the sequel.

Linda Frylink Anderson
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 - The Caribbean
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Bar with a view of Valiam Kralendijk Bonaire
Valiam Kralendijk Boniare
the bar again
still at the bar
view form Valiam Kralendijk Bonaire
Dutch language familiar to Linda
Bonaire beach
South west of Bonaire
Can you see the salt hills?
Cool captain on the Harley
Slave hut -
explanation of Indian inscriptions 300BC
desolate landscape Bonaire
Bonaire cactus
Native Indian inscriptions 300BC
blonde with Harley
Flamingo - Gotomeer
cool dude
Not sure about this!
Flamingoes Bonaire
Fellow yachties Enrique and Catherine (yacht Pelican)
Our view of the town - Kralendijk Bonaire
Pseudo Dutch architecture Bonaire
Sandy Island Carriacou, Grenada
Fruit bounty
Bye Grenada!
tropical islands - start of the Grenadines
Sandy Island paradise
This is a nice rum punch - try it!
Tyrrel Bay Carriacou
Bye Grenada - main island
Underwater volcano near Ile Ronde
Grenada
Alison and John joined Bill
the locals enjoying themselves on Hog Island
Blonde curls competition!
Birthday boy
Lower Woburn Rum shop Grenada
Lower Woburn
Boys cooking night Hog Island
Linda tasting boys stew Hog Island
Cooking in the BIG pot Hog Island
Captain Bill tastes authentic Grenada stew
Jorgen & Nonne -
local Grenada Boys cooking on Hog Island
We joined the German/Danish contingent
(with South African wine)
Nonne (yacht Luna) showing Johannes string games
Gro (Yacht Innana) and Didi
Gro Linda and Didi
Jason and Gro
Rogers Bar Hog Island
Spice Necklace
Bill and Gro
Jason and Didi
Hog Island Anchorage
view form our anchorage Hog Island
Roger is foreground of his bar - hog Island
Pumpkin bread
Hog island anchorage
view from Valiam Prickly Bay Grenada
Prickly Bay Grenada
St George Grenada -the Carenage (and school boys!)
minibus Grenada
view Prickly Bay to sea and mansions on headland
St George Grenada
St George
Pasta with local spinach salami and cheese
cook spinach in garlic and olive oil until wilted
Galley slave preparing local spinach leaves
golden sunset Englishmans Bay Tobago
Captain preparing caipairinhas (Caribbean rum drink with limes)
Englishmans Bay Tobago
Englishmand Bay
beach Englishmans Bay looking towards Valiam
Eula
Pink conch shell - Englishmans Bay
Euals daughter
the best view in the world restaurant Eulas Englishmans Bay Tobago
young visitor with 2 month old nephew Kevin
sunset Englishmans Bay
Our neighbour Eulas restaurant
yacht
Englishmans Bay Tobago
Charlotteville Tobago
Englishmans Bay from Valiam
Jaba says
Linda and Jaba the roti man
Bill buying home grown spinach Scarborough Tobago
Charlotteville beach Tobago
locals Charlotteville
2 ladies from the little shops Charlotteville
the message is clear
washing day on Valiam
washing in stream Pirates Bay
view of Valiam Pirates Beach
washer woman in creek
magnificent sunset
romantic!
bottle red and sunset Man-o-war bay
jetty Charlotteville Tobago
will she float?
local boat charlotteville Tobago
local pub
important message
Charlotteville street
no one lives here anymore

valiam resting after 6000 miles in 6 weeks
relaxed captain Pirate Beach
relaxed galley slave
 
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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