Sailing in my Sarong Around the World

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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
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Salvage in my Sarong

Bill has Bohemian in Iluka now

21 May 2018
26ft Bohemain made it across the Iluka/Yamba Bar at midnight recently. Luckily it was flat as bar crossings at night are not always the best idea! Bill was assisted by crew member Mark to sail her from Coffs Harbour. Bohemian now lives on her mooring in Iluka Harbour, NSW waiting for a little jaunt up the Clarence with the grandkids.

If you like tales about small boats, you may like to read about the 4 years we spent on 31ft Lati, a 50 year old wooden yacht designed by Kim Holman. Rescued in the US Virgin Islands followed by our longest ocean crossing of 25 days to the Azores then Portugal, through the Med to Greece and Turkey. All in my 2nd book with masses of colour pictures
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Bohemian in Coffs Harbour

21 April 2018
I thought I should update you all especially the non Facebookers on Bohemian, the 1977, 26ft Folkboat Bill bought on Gumtree. She was on a mooring in Port Stephens and a few weeks ago he went down to move her across to Albatross marina engineless, install the engine he repaired and lift her out for antifouling. After all those jobs were completed, he returned recently with youngest brother Chris to sail her north.

Bohemian has a mooring waiting for her in a Iluka. Unfortunately the winds weren’t favourable and with a stop at Hat Head the boys only got her as far as Coffs Harbour.

Yesterday Captain Underpants planned to sail her solo to Iluka stopping at North Solitary islands for a rest. Again the weather Gods decided to increase the strength of the southerly winds and throw in thunderstorms and heavy rain and lighting for good measure. So we drove back to Iluka. The plan is to wait for another weather window with nice weather with winds less than 20 knots. A crew member would be good as Bohemian has no self steering. Another adventurous bloke would be good because princess Linda prefers comfortable Valiam.

I remember when we sailed up the coast in 1980 in a 24ft Van der Stadt we stopped at Coffs for a while. We met a young man on a folk boat who is a dwarf. There was enough head room for him!

Women Who Sail Australia Gathering 2018

17 April 2018
This was the 3rd Women Who Sail Australia Gathering in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens. And what a wonderful few days it was! I got to hang out with a crowd of warm hearted and funny women sailors in a 3 bedroom apartment on the waterfront walking distance from the Gathering. ( I think there were 9 of us at one stage!) So many inspirational women attended including Charlotte Kauffman who flew in from the USA of Rebel Heart fame. So honoured to meet her and hear her incredible story of courage when she and her small children and husband were rescued from the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And then our own Lisa Blair who sailed solo around Antarctica. I couldn't help remembering speaking to her live at last years Gathering then the shock of her dismasting in the Southern Ocean 2 days later. But with her determined spirit she soldiered on to complete her mission.
I also enjoyed early morning yoga each day with the lovely Leanne Hembrow feeling blissful and calm among so many wonderful women.

Meanwhile my darling Captain Underpants was preparing to sail his recent project boat Bohemian, a Folkboat with his brother to Iluka.

An eventful and memorable few days in Port Stephens. Pic is of me, Linda with Lisa and Charlotte

Introducing ‘Bohemian’, Bills latest project

31 March 2018
Bohemian is a 26ft Folkboat built in Australia in 1976. She is currently moored down in Port Stephens. This project is a Gumtree one this time! Bill has been down to work on Boho in preparation for her sail up the coast to Iluka. She needed a hip tow over to the boatyard as the engine was still in the car after Bill repaired it at home.

She had a large number of barnacles which he removed and with a day’s work painting on antifoul and back in the water to get her engine in and going. Still some adjustments to be made.

So soon she will head out to sea for the 200 or so nautical mile trip up to Iluka where a mooring has been allocated. Bills bother Chris will be crew this time while I, Linda will support and cheer them on from land.
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 - French Polynesia
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Glenn
Bill and Glenn discussing Manu Here
our sunset view Bora Bora
Bonde do by bike Bora Bora
view by dinghy ride Bora Bora
Glenn on Manu Here Bora Bora
Bora Bora yacht club
Alain Despert in his studio Bora Bora
Ongtong Java
Alain and Linda
capn resting
Alain and Aussie Linda
Bora Bora art work
Valiam looking gorgeous Bora Bora
view from Valiam Bora Bora
happy crew Bora Bora
our neighbour- Bora Bora
approaching Bora Bora
fat tuna!
it
Linda cycling around Rangiroa
village church
Bill cycling Avoturu Rangiroa
I love this pareo!
Linda with Rangiroa artist Arno
Arno in his Rangiroa studio
Arnos painting using natural pigments and inspiration form tatoos
coral beach Rangiroa
near Tuputu pass Rangiroa
look how far we
the staff eat the bits not used!!
Linda
extracting the pearl Gauguin pear farm Rangiroa
techinician
alter at Avoturu pass Rangiroa
waterside dining with Priscilla and Don
Avoturu motu Rangiroa
drilling hole in my pearl Gaugin pearl farm
lunch at the Kia Ora hotel
Kia Ora bures, Valiam and other yachts
walking along ocean side of Tuputu, Rangiroa
Taken from outside Kia Ora hotel restaurant. Valiam looking gorgeous in this setting. Guest here pay $1000 a night in the over the water bures!
the busy town of 
Tuputu
Tuputu pass - looks narrower from the land!
Windy! Rangiroa on our first day out
ripe bananas and Rangiroa
Valiam at anchor
relaxed captain at sea
so many beautiful sunsets at sea
yachties beach bbq Daniels bay
the river we took the dinghy up at high tide to get water from the village tap
Valiam - Daniel
river near village Daniels bay
river again
yachts in Daniels bay
Bill getting water
beautiful scenery with Valiam
and again - Daniels Bay
beautiful beach Daniels bay
looking towards entrance Daniels Bay
taking fruit back to boat after buying from village
house where we bought the fruit. Can you see the couple?
Steve opening coconuts- his wife Dee standing by (SV Seren - Aussies)
me before climbing wall into the waterfall proper
tame crayfish! Bill fed them bits of coconut!
ancient rock wall - historical site
forest on way to waterfall
2 funny people
love thes flowers dropping everywhere on the forest floor
beautiful Valiam Daniels Bay
from the beach Daniels Bay
amazing rock pinnacle Nuku Hiva
that eel!! pic by Pak
nasty eel
i felt this bit past my legs AFTER it bit me
Luise(Spica),Jane(Tara 3) and Linda (Valiam)
marquesan mahu!!
Hathieu beach north Nuku Hiva
view of bay Nuku Hiva
Hathieu
wooden church Hathieu
beach at Hathieu
noice tree
bare back horseriding on beach Hathiue
amazing flower
new tiki
historical site
old stone sculture
bILL WITH MODERN TIKI

Marlena - Spica
skull on base of ancient carving
another beautiful view of Nuku Hiva
horses everwhere
Marquesan beauty
Taioahe Bay
German family from Spica - Luise, Lars, Tils and Marlena
another view of Taioahe Bay
Bill and Linda on top of mount Smokey...
ancient carving
the bouncy Indian 4WD
Taiaohe Bay
2 tikis
Valiam Taioahe bay
the wharf
 
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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