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 - Suwarrow, Cook Islands
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beautiful La Barca leaving Suwarrow with Aussie spinnaker
capn Bill
La Barca
priscilla
La Barca leaving Suwarrow
pen drawing sister islands - Storm approaching
John and Veronica in their tinnie
baby frigate - ink
juvenile frigate bird
view of Bill from hammock
baby frigate bird - ink
Sister Islands
view from hammock
Veronica weaving
ladies weaving palm fronds
baby frigate bird
Bronwyn weaving
kids watching dvd
lesley
Bronwyn
Jack bellydancing with ostrich feathers
Jack and Amy
Vani with gecko and Tils (from German boat Spica)
Amy
gecko
Kim (Auspice), Linda, Veronica,Luise (Spica) bellydancing
Seren leaving Suwarrow
Valiam at sunset
Dee, Steve and Nicki (Seren)
Bill carrying nightly bbq supplies
view form thatched hut Suwarrow - pen and pastel
one of our feasts
Suwarrow dinghy
baby tropic bird
Bill with big coral trout
Mother tropic bird
Mother tropic bird
baby tropic bird
mother tropic bird
Veronica
fairy tern
Veronica
Mother tropic bird
baby tropic bird
bird island
baby terns
baby boobie bird
boobie bird
bird island
young frigate birds
baby frigate
baby frigate
Samuela family
boobie and baby
view from Valiam
shark feeding
beautiful turquoise water
pastel - Valiam at anchor
Bill and Steve filleting fish
Valiam
the famous conch shell - ink and pastel
Suwarrow
happy sailor
us happy grotty yachties
frigate bird
book exchange and suwarrow house
our hammock
suwarrow island
coconut tree man
tom neal - hermit who lived here for 30 years
coconut crab
John and Veronica
dinghy
Vani
Valiam at anchor
nightly fire
John - caretaker
Linda with Veronica and Tino
John after taking down flag at sunset
making flat bread
Valiam and La Barca
La Barca with spinnaker
Veronica and Bronwyn
early morning Linda
Lars and Luise
last night in Suwarrow
Bronnie, Adam Linda and Bill all dressed up
Linda with John
coconut crab
lesley and philip (Carina)
leaving Suwarrow with Spinnaker taken by Brownwyn - La Barca
Valiam by La Barca
Valiam taken by Adam Norris
Valiam taken by Bronwyn (La Barca)
Veronica, Linda and Bronwyn
Valiam by Bronwyb (La Barca)
 
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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