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
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

10 Year Anniversary of Sailing in my Sarong

10 February 2021
Bill and Linda Anderson
10 years! I can’t believe it! And we are still talking about our circumnavigation and people continue to enjoy my book. Thank you everyone for your support. You can buy your copy here by clicking on the ‘Pay’ button. It’s also available directly from me, at Iluka Emporium in Iluka NSW and from Boatbooks Australia. (If you are outside Australia, it’s listed with Amazon and other POD markets.) Sorry not an ebook - yet...
Here’s the blurb if you are new to this site:

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.

Exploring the Esk river by dinghy

24 January 2021 | Esk River, Bunjalung National Park,
Bill and Linda Anderson
The big plywood dinghy Bill built for Valiam is now on a trailer in Iluka. It was a beautiful day so a trip to explore the Esk river was a great idea. Once launched we enjoyed the changing scenery along the river. We saw the evidence of the fires a year ago but the forest is recovering well, especially with all the rain we’ve had recently. I took lots of photos and feel inspired to create some new artwork. Upon our return, just as we lifted the dinghy on to the trailer 3 official looking gentlemen came to greet us. Two police officers and one from Fisheries I think. They wanted to check if we had any fishing gear and even looked in the dinghy’s hatches! I think we finally convinced them we were sailors and not interested in fishing! They appeared interested that the big dinghy was built from plywood and we had used it as a tender for our trip to Lord Howe Island. They were polite enough but it was a surprise to see them down the muddy track where we launched the dinghy!

Another boat rescued from the tip

23 January 2021
Bill and Linda Anderson
This is a Haines Hunter 1971 V1 63
Kept the captain busy with another project.

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'...
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 - 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
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