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

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

Lati’s sign in the Azores is still there!

19 July 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
I received a message from Ineke on yacht Zeezwaluw currently in Horta, Azores, North Atlantic Ocean. We last saw them in July 2012, the day we left the Azores for Portugal. Lati’s sign I painted is still there! A bit of graffiti on the one above but Lati’s name our names and the kangaroo still clear.
In 2015 my Dutch cousins Hans and Liesbeth visited Horta and found Lati’s sign also!
it was a big accomplishment for us to sail Lati an old 31ft wooden Kim Holman yacht which Bill had ‘salvaged’ to make sea worthy from the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. 25 days at sea is our longest ocean passage but we made it.

Despite continual engine troubles we made it to Portugal and eventually Greece and Turkey. Bill still misses Lati a sturdy little ship which provided us with so many adventures.

Her story is captured in my book ‘Salvage in my Sarong’ available direct from me, Boatbooks or in Iluka Emporium, Iluka NSW


Captain Underpants teaching littlest granddaughter how to row

27 June 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
The outboard didn’t like old fuel so a bit of rowing fun instead.

Mooloolaba sunset

12 June 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
Social media seems to have taken over and I’m not posting here very often. This blog has the history of 13 years of adventures so I will try to update it more frequently! Valiam has her own berth here and we haven’t sailed her for a while due to land projects but she will come into her own once more in the future I’m sure, the grand lady of 26 years she is now. Winter in Qld is as beautiful as ever.
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are safe and ok. We are fine and I guess Australia is lucky having water all around us.
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 - Panama Canal - Colon to Balboa
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Valiam anchore Mi Playita Panama city
Safe softfall for playground?
KUNA inidian threading on my bracelet
Bronwyn and Linda´s matching kuna bracelets
Little ship big ship see Valiam?
Anchored Panama city
Infinity and Valiam
Valiam adn launch
in the locks
Linda and James
Valiam from La Barca
little ship big ship
Gatun
Gatun
sailing into Colon
All tyred up ready for the Panama canal
Valiam sailing into Colon
passing the ships
Valiam from La Barca
Kuna Yala anchorage
capn Bill
this should be in the San Blas album! Linda and Bill with jack and Amy
LInda and bill
us again
Linda
vice capn Linda in the Panama locks
all tyred up
our advisor jumps on board
capn Bill
Valiam and Panama canal crew
Gatun lake buoy
Glad its all over but hey what an amazing experience!
Our line handlers with skipper - James,Kathy, Bill and Nick
Entering Miraflores locks
Mraflores
Ooooh we got a bit close there! Miraflores
still a bit close
Thats better - La Barca, Infinity and Valiam nested together
Miraflores
Miraflores
going down - these are out of order
here we come
Miraflores
The 3 yachts
can you see us?
On the lake - little ship Valiam
getting ready to go in
Gatun lock - see our masts behind the ship
on Gatun lake
see the 3 masts behind the ship
herewe go - too close to that wall!
Gatun lock
3 buddies
dum di da - here we go
going down to the Pacific
one of the bridges
Infinity ahead
If we go in a straight line - not far to Oz (less than 8000m!)
The Pacific Ocean!
This is it - hello home The Pacific!
In the last lock
Miraflores lock
Open Sesame!
Nick - Miraflores
tourist watching us Miraflores
Kathy
Panama canal built more than 100 years ago. water going down....
The ´monkey fist´
James passing rope to Mike on Infinity
Keeping fenders in place Nick and Mark (skipper Infinity)
Mark and Nick, Kathy
Panama line handlers - long way up!
she´s a close fit - Valiam and Infinity
Panama liner handler
happy captain
Mark and Crew
Advisor with helmsperson Lee
Party on the lake Linda and jenny
the girls Bronwyn, Lee, Linda and Jenny
Big ship little ship Valiam
Adam´s pina colada
cosy together
James
First lock gates Gatun
Infinity and La barca already rafted waiting for Valiam
Our companion ship in Gatun lock
Bill motoring in lake keeping out of the way of ships
making the canal wider
waiting at the flats anchorage
Off we go
La Barca - note tyre fenders
Gatun lake
Baby bear (La Barca), Papa Bear (Infinity) and Mama Bear (Valiam)
Valiam following
Tyres on ready to go
Shelter Bay Marina. Valiam amongst the cruising cats
typical well endowed manniquin - Colon shop window
The Aussie catamaran stting off on its fateful journey to the canal. Broke down and stuck in Gatun Lake with Bill on board...
Approaching Colon Harbour
La Barca sailing into Colon
 
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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