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 - Las Perlas to Galapagos
Photos 1 to 113 of 113 | Valiam (more albums below) (Main)
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Watching birds - National park
Local restaurant Puerto Baquerizo Mareno with La Barca crew
Amy in the wild
Adam and Bill
Bronwyn sketching
Amy and sea lion in cave
grest snorkelling spot
Our cave picnic and Jack
sea lion in the dinghy
Leborai beach
can you see the iguana?
gprgeous iguana
Bill and iguana - yes he did pull his tail tsk tsk
Leboria beach
our friend again
La Barca family´s first day in Galapagos
Jack and iguana
La Barca finally arrive after 15 days
Welcome La Barca to Galapagos!
Her they come Hooray!
Impala without mast and rig
Gorgeous prehistoric Galapagos marine iguana
happy sea lion
view of Valiam from restaurant Miconia
you cant see me!!
awww...wet sea lion
marine iguana -male
Sea Lion (dry)
Loberia beach
pink blossoms
Linda in pink fairy land
monkey Bill
jacuzzi time for Harriets great great great great grandson
pink blossom that makes the world pink
tortoise sanctuary
50 yr old tortoise
pristine San christobal beach
Darwin finch
baby torotoise
red crab (babies are balck)
Linda enjoying beach
cactuses everywhere!
candlelabra cactus
Bill and guide with Linda following hiking to beach
dont catch the birds!
Galapagos tree
crater Lake Jonka - fresh water
Jorge and Bill
Galapagos endemic Miconia plant and forester Bill
sea lions live on this boat. Other boats have barb wire and nets to keep them off!
grey brown pelicans
Galapagos penguin
street scene
security fence
1st  Galapagos iguana - he´s really tiny
disco!
sea lions Playa de oro
Valiam in distance, Linda and sea lions
sea lion pointing to Valiam
yummy milk from mum
sea lions and humans on beach
cuddly family
sleepy sea lion
siesta time
sleepy sea lions
local town from pier
red crab
pier steps
will he bite?
aw so cute but he stinks!
Valiam in background Playa de oro
view from our boat
Amazing rock formations as we sailed down north west coast of San christobal
Capn Bill - yay speedy trip to Galapagos!
with Port captain and Bolivar the agent
Ecuador flag
San Christobal as we saw it in the morning Day 8
Intriguing rock islands
our Galapagos duck (really a booby)
so close! note Valiam
beuaty a wahoo!
Valiam powering along to windward
amazing sunset
crossing the equator!
Capn minus big mo with vice capn
 
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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