Sailing in my Sarong Around the World

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

Gutsy Sailing Sisters reunite in Mooloolaba nearly 50kg lighter

10 July 2018
Lyndy and Linda on board together in Mooloolaba.

Yesterday I was so excited to meet up with my sailing friend Lyndy due to arrive in Mooloolaba with her beautiful family on board their catamaran. Lyndy messaged me after leaving Moreton Island worried about the bar crossing into Mooloolaba as last year it was silted up making things difficult for entry. I wandered down to the break water and could see it was almost flat calm at around 3pm. So I took photos to reassure them. The dredge is currently near the entrance on the western side. It's certainly done its job ensuring a safe and straightforward entry once again.

As the wind was cool, I opted for the comfort of our boat Valiam in Mooloolaba Marina as I can see the river from our cockpit. Lyndy messaged me once they were through the entrance and we waved to each other as they motored up the river to their berth at another marina.

Lyndy and I first met in person at the first Women Who Sail Gathering in Port Stephens in 2016. I remember she gave me a big hug after the dinner panel where I was a guest speaker alongside Kristi Foster, Lisa Blair and Jessica Watson. That night was a bit of a blur for me and unfortunately we didn't get a photo of us together.

We continued chatting on line via Women Who Sail Australia when 1 year ago we were both inspired by photos of another sailing sister Caitlin who had lost a huge amount of weight. Unknown to each other both Lyndy and I contacted her at the same time to enquire about Caitlin's weight loss voyage. So in July last year we began our separate weight loss voyages with Caitlin as our mentor.

So not only are we connected through sailing but something a lot more personal and life changing. We have been following a gut health program called Gutsy. Within 30 days I lost 8.5 kilos and by 3 months 20 kg. I have now lost a total of 28.6 kg and Lyndy has lost 20kg. But the health benefits of this program are incredible. We feel so much better from the inside out. It's all healthy food too! I wondered how I was going to go without a glass of wine for 30 days but it was surprisingly easy! There are great substitutes for those sundowners!

Now both Lyndy and I are mentors for the Gutsy program helping people around the world. A perfect job for us as we sail and travel from place to place mentoring our Gutsy friends on line.

If you are interested in joining us you can email me : valiam1@hotmail.com
Or contact me through Facebook.

Lati gets attention in Whitsunday Times

13 June 2018
Although I don't agree with the journalists description of rickety and pathetic for Lati when we first saw her she will get some attention this Sunday in Airlie Beach. I did say she looked ‘folorn and grubby’ and became our orphan child. Lati emerged like a princess once Bill had worked on her to carry us safely over the oceans from the Caribbean to Turkey.

We will be having a bit of fun wearing Sarongs and Tiaras while I sign copies of my books Sailing in my Sarong & Salvage in my Sarong. Come say hi if in Airlie and enjoy a glass of bubbly with me.

Whitsunday Times News article

Book Signing in Airlie Beach

06 June 2018
This is going to be fun! Thank you to BJ at Beach Books Boutique!

The blurbs on Linda’s books - Sailing and Salvage in my Sarong

05 June 2018
Hi Everyone - I thought I’d put the blurbs for both my books here for easy reference! Both are packed with coloured images and are $39.95. Scroll to pay button below or if you are in Airlie Beach on the 17Th June, come to Beach Book Boutique to my book signing! Event on my Facebook page.

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.

SALVAGE IN MY SARONG 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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: 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 - Fiji
Photos 1 to 75 of 75 | Valiam (more albums below) (Main)
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my posh sari
and again
boys at computerised embroidery place
embroidery machines - see little Valiam logo
Valiam out on the travel lift Vuda Point
friendly operator
Bill minus beard
capn Bill on travel lift
Bravo on the reef
entrance to marina
our friendly taxi driver in his
pool at First Landing resort
Bill, Bronwyn and kids outside the market Lautoka
Linda and Bronnie and kids outside the market Lautoka
market
window display
and again
Jtendra our tailor- note the Singer sewing machine
Tailors daughter and friend
arent they pretty?
which one?
more elegance
Bronwyn in her sari
Vuda Point Marina - look how close the neighbours are!
in she goes!
on the way to Vuda Point - typical SE weather
early morning photo after arriving Vuda Point marina
there
navigating down the channels
Nananu-i-Ra jetty
NZ couple Ron and Val have been visiting Nananu-i-Ra for 30 years. We helped celebrate Val
Friendly Aussie John welcoming us to Nananu-i-Ra with a cold beer
mmmm needs a bit of work!
Makongai Island
Mountain ranges along the channel to Vuda Point
Us on the bow taking photos of La Barca whilst they photographed us on the way to Savu Savu
Gorgeous Valiam sailing along to Savu Savu
On the bow again
on her way home
Jack thanking Linda for the Samoan shirt
sunset Savu Savu
Bill - sunset Savu Savu
Bill enjoying a red with his favourite mug
the island fire at sunset
Amy with pink sari
La Barca flare!
Amy and Jack with the Indian shop ladies
Diwali!
at Watui curry house
Amy and little Fijian girl
kava circle
officials baording La Barca
Little Fijian enjoing curry next to us
relieved to be here Savu Savu - moored in the river
looking towards the approach from the harbour
Copra shed marina  facilities
Savu Savu street scene
Savu Savu main street
Bill the tourist
Valiam in river Savu Savu opposite park
View from Copra shed bar - Valiam in distance
Clearing into Fiji - friendly official wearing lava lava
outside Coprashed marina clubhouse
rainbow before the storm
peaceful conditions at sea - La Barca in distance
relaxing en route
calm enough to be on the bow
La Barca viewed from Valiam
Both on the bow - Mona Lisa steering!
view from the bow
Bill talking to Adam on La Barca
beautiful conditions
Bill on the bow
200 miles from Fiji
 
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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