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

Enjoying Lisa Blair’s inspirational book ‘Facing Fear’

04 November 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
Lying in the saloon on board Valiam, I'm getting into Lisa Blair's book. Even though I followed her blog and got to know Lisa ( and her mum Linda) personally, I am riveted. To sail around Antarctica solo was her dream and she did it , surviving losing her mast and rig in violent seas. Along with 1000s of followers I was anxious and worried but she managed. 1000 miles from Cape Town she bravely sailed in under jury rig. Incredible. As a member of Women Who Sail, I used social media to make sure Lisa had a welcome committee when she arrived. Messages flew around the world between us women sailors who knew someone in Cape Town to support her. The crew of Delos took camera gear to out by dinghy to photograph Lisa coming in. I stayed up to receive those photos - it was just so exciting.

Lisa's grit and determination got her through the gruelling task of repairs determined to complete her circumnavigation of Antarctica. She truly is incredible. Ok back to reading the book. I can't put it down.
Click here for Lisa's blog 'Lisa Blair Sails the World'...

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.
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 [...]
Social:
Valiam 's Photos - San Blas Islands - Kuna Yala
Photos 1 to 83 of 83 | Valiam (more albums below) (Main)
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Adam Linda Bill and Bronwyn - Chichimi Cays
La Barca Chichimi Cays
Capn Bill - Chichimi Cays - Valiam and La Barca
her he is again
Chichimi Cays
visitors Chichimi Cays
detail underneath of Mola
detail - mola
detail of stitiching mola
mola from Isal Maquina
Lisa
Happy captain and good ship Valiam
Venancia
Venancia - master mola maker Isla Maquina
Venancia putting on Jacks headband
Isla Maquina children
Isla Maquina children and Jack
Adam and Bill - dingies Isla Maquina
Bronwyn buying  molas Isla Maquina
village of Isla Maquina
Kuna girl village - Isla Maquina
Kuna girl holding up molas Isla Maquina
Kuna dress for women - Isla Maquina
Venancio shoqing us his masterpieces
greeted by villagers as soon as anchors are down
wlaking through village Isla Maquina
Bill, Adam, Enrique and Clemente Kaymau
village Kuna Yala
Bronwyn tasting conch
lobster cooked the Kuna way
conch meat ready to eat
Clemente puts hot cooked conch in bamboo
carved canoe - Clemente
Another way to get the conch meat out
typeical sailing canoe - Kuna Yala
conch shell
Clemente with Bill (and aussie hat) with lobster snare- Kaymau
Clemente drawing for the children
Linda
Cultural exchange - Clemente
sketch of chief on mobile phone under coconut tree
Kaymau - Linda
Kaymau - island dream -Linda
Linda at work Kaymau
Clemente carving little canoe
Blokes having a chat
Bronwyn
Kaymau - locals in canoe
Clemente with Jack and Amy
children and local Kuna swimming at Kaymau - Swimming Pool anchorage
Kuna Boys in canoe
Jack at work on his painting
Kaymau
Kaymau canoe
Bill with Amy and Jack
relaxing Aussie brekky island style
Adam and Bronwyn
Linda and Bill with latest
Valiam in paradise
La Barca with baby Valiam
Valiam in paradise again
Kaymau
Valiam at anchor Kaymau
Conch shell
Bronwyn and Amy getting away from sandflies
Ogapiriadup island
Capn Molustache
Fee collector $5 for anchorage
Ogapiriadup Island
Oggi island again
Fee collector
not much wind
Oggi island
No wind from 
Cartagena to San Blas
Oops shipwrecked yacht
Buying fruit and veges
Mola by Lisa
birds on a drifting branch at sea- mola by Lisa
Can you see the monkeys? mola by Lisa
Lisa infamous transvestite master mola maker
Valiam displaying Lisa
Bronwyn and Linda look at Lisa
Lisa shows how its done
 
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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