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:
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 :
Number of copies of each book you would like
Salvage in my Sarong

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.

Memories of Croatia

03 May 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
Bill acquired this captains hat today which reminded me of our time in Croatia where Bill was indeed a captain on a vessel in Croatia. It was his brother's Bavaria we delivered from Krk, Croatia to Messalonghi in Greece via Italy. Peter and Ann joined us as crew. I remember the pale blues and sometimes stark islands we anchored next to.
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Here's an excerpt :
Croatia to Greece: goodbyes and preparation
05 August 2013 | Punat Marina, Krk, Croatia

It is just as hot here as in Greece and impossible to do anything between 11-6 without copious amounts of sweat, drinking water constantly and feeling frazzled. It's now 6.30pm and Bill and Peter have taken the dinghy outboard to a shady tree to pull it apart to try and make it go. Peter has just got back and has reported that the carburetor is full of salt due to being exposed and not used for a while. He is grabbing cleaning tools to hopefully rectify this problem. The fuel line and tank has water in it. A good challenge for these two who have known each other since they were in Boy Scouts. Hopefully we can hear the happy sound of vroom sooner rather than later. I don't want to leave Punat until we have an operational dinghy. Earlier before the problems were diagnosed, we thought new fuel would be good. Peter raced off with a petrol can and managed to hitch a ride into Krk in an air conditioned Audi belonging to a yacht owner and his family and dog. They kindly drove him back as well. It's great having enthusiastic crew!

This morning after John and Bill visited the harbour masters office to get the official paper work done, the rest of the family came to say goodbye. It's been a wonderful 5 days catching up and hanging out together.

John will meet us in Greece to take his boat to Bulgaria in September. Hopefully we will be on our way to an anchorage where we can swim to cool off in the next day or so.

10 August , PAG, Croatia
Our first experience of a Bora wind (strong NE) began with this big cloud. This morning at 5am it started. Average winds 20 knots for the morning with highest gusts recorded at 36 knots. The anchor held well and no other yachts here so we could let out plenty of chain. A day on board Johns yacht researching anchorages in Croatia and waiting it out.

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13 April 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
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SAILING IN MY SARONG, Around the World - a 30 year dream
Linda and Bill Anderson are living proof that it's never too late to fulfil your dream. After 30 years of fantasising about sailing around the world, they finally set sail on an action packed voyage that would take two years to complete.

Never mind that Linda suffered from sea sickness, was petrified of storms and had little sailing experience, or that the couple were to make the trip in their home built yacht, this 30,000-nautical-mile voyage was about achieving their dream.

While they gained so much from their adventure, Bill and Linda also gave a lot back to the places they visited - working with street children, running art and play workshops with Linda's vibrant photos and artwork filling the pages of this book.

It's a story of battling gales and sailing through the world's pirate hot spots; of exploring exotic and remote communities and integrating with the locals; and of experiencing the vastness of the great oceans and making new friends at each destination. But above all, the story is one of overcoming a challenge of massive proportions and leaving a small part of themselves in every single one of the 30 countries Linda and Bill visited in their swift, yet tough yacht Valiam. This is their story.
The Mediterranean Dream in a rescued boat
Join the latest adventures of Linda and Captain Underpants.......

Salvage in my Sarong is a remarkable story of how Linda's husband Bill surprises her (and himself), by winning an online bid for an old wooden boat, half way across the world, in the Caribbean. At first Linda is horrified and reluctant to become involved in her husband's crazy scheme. This sailing boat 'Lati', had been abandoned, ransacked and almost stolen by pirates and is a total mess when the couple arrive from Australia.

Linda's dream of sailing the Mediterranean becomes reality as somehow, this gallant 9.4 metre yacht emerges like Cinderella, taking them across the vast Atlantic to Portugal and the Med. For three summers, Lati takes them on a romantic cruise to Italy, Greece and Turkey fitting easily into quaint harbours with tavernas ashore. However, the voyage is not without drama, as they continue with boat repairs in exotic locations, making many friends along the way.

From the author of Sailing in my Sarong comes this story of resourcefulness, endurance and celebration in the forging of a strong bond between a couple and their boat, a must-read adventure that makes anything seem possible.

Linda Frylink Anderson is an artist, retired Early Childhood teacher and University tutor. She has been married to Bill aka Captain Underpants since 1977. Together they have two grown up children, three grandchildren and a thirst for adventure. Linda's first book 'Sailing in my Sarong, Around the World - a 30 year dream' is a memoir of their circumnavigation of the world in their home built yacht 'Valiam'.

Linda still likes to wear sarongs, and these days she escapes the world to her bush studio in northern New South Wales or she may be on board Valiam in Mooloolaba, Queensland if not at sea.
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:
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. [...]
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 [...]
Valiam 's Photos - French Polynesia
Photos 1 to 126 of 126 | Valiam (more albums below) (Main)
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!
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!!
extracting the pearl Gauguin pear farm Rangiroa
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 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
wooden church Hathieu
beach at Hathieu
noice tree
bare back horseriding on beach Hathiue
amazing flower
new tiki
historical site
old stone sculture

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

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:
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 :
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