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 - 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