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

Nakaa’s Awakening - Fantastic read by Stacey King

26 July 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
I met Stacey and Ken through a Women Who Sail Australia Gathering a few years ago and I was honoured that they attended my book launch for Salvage in Sarong. Through reading Stacey’s book I have learned so much more than through a casual conversation. I truly loved this book. It gives me great pleasure to write a review :


‘NAKAA’S AWAKENING – Land of Matang’ is a fascinating read. Stacey King has captured
the essence of the life of the Banabans living and working with the ex patriot people on Ocean Island, Fiji. I was riveted all the way through and did not want the book to end. I’m so pleased there are sequels coming. I want to know what happens to all the characters as the story was made especially interesting as many are Stacey’s relatives. Well researched and passionately written obviously showing the authors sensitive and deep understanding of the life lived at the time.. I learned so much about the challenges of phosphate mining and the impact on the locals.Beautifully told and as a sailor myself, as well as having lived in a remote community in Papua New Guinea I could identify with the life. Stacey has indeed left an enduring legacy to the Banaban people.

This is a story that will appeal to everyone. It has it all. History, romance, drama, and an exotic location. Escapism at its best and made even more appealing in that it is based on a true story. I might just have to read it again while I wait for the sequel.

Linda Frylink Anderson

Lati’s sign in the Azores is still there!

19 July 2020
Bill and Linda Anderson
I received a message from Ineke on yacht Zeezwaluw currently in Horta, Azores, North Atlantic Ocean. We last saw them in July 2012, the day we left the Azores for Portugal. Lati’s sign I painted is still there! A bit of graffiti on the one above but Lati’s name our names and the kangaroo still clear.
In 2015 my Dutch cousins Hans and Liesbeth visited Horta and found Lati’s sign also!
it was a big accomplishment for us to sail Lati an old 31ft wooden Kim Holman yacht which Bill had ‘salvaged’ to make sea worthy from the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. 25 days at sea is our longest ocean passage but we made it.

Despite continual engine troubles we made it to Portugal and eventually Greece and Turkey. Bill still misses Lati a sturdy little ship which provided us with so many adventures.

Her story is captured in my book ‘Salvage in my Sarong’ available direct from me, Boatbooks or in Iluka Emporium, Iluka NSW


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.
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 - Tropical north Queensland, AUSTRALIA
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Im a proud Nanny with Caylan and new baby sister Tahlia Lily Rose
Tahlia Lily Rose - 1 day old. Lily Rose is Bill
with my 2 beautiful girls
Joe loves his little
Mummy Vashti with Tahlia
Joe is very gentle
kiss from big brother
Vashti Craig and 1 day old Tahlia Lily Rose
First bath - not impressed!
look at her audience!
Proud big sister Caylan
Daddy and his 2 girls
Pa with his 2 granddaughters
Pa Bill
Tahlia Lily Rose 6 hours old
Nanny with Tahlia in one of her many beautiful outfits
Joe
non poisonous jelly fish
Wonga Beach
Mossman Gorge
Looking towards Cairns
goanna tracks Cape Tribulation beach
Emmagen creek
beach picnic Cape Trib beach
Cape Tribulation beach
Campsite Wonga beach
Wonga Beach
Wonga Beach
misubishi camper - packed in 5 ins
Joseph
Palm Cove with Sue
Linda and Sue reunited after 15 years
Palm Cove
Sue and Marks house
Daintree river crossing just before we caught the river ferry
somewhere near Port Douglas
Masons swimming hole
Castle hill Townsville
1st campsite Cardwell
green tree frog
Mission Beach
Mission Beach (Dunk island in distance)
green tree frog found in the loo
Vashti and Joe
Joe asleep on the Strand (Magnetic island in distance)
Linda with the grandkids Caylan and Joe
Pa and joe Castle Hill
Caylan Castle Hill Townsville
Aboriginal painting Castle Hill
Cotton tree?
View of Townsville and Magnetic island from Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Christmas dinner - Bill, Linda, Joe, Vashti and Craig taken by Caylan
Linda and Vashti with Moet sent by Flo in Switzerland
Bill Linda and Vashti with Moet- Christmas Day
granddaughter Caylan now 7.5 years
Caylan in dress from Samoa
grandson Joseph trying Caylans lipstick!
Joe - 2 years old
Joe modelling Christmas hat made from wrapping paper
Joe and mum Vashti
Caylan decorating gingerbread men
Joe loves his new Christmas swimming goggles
Caylan in her goggles
Nanny Linda and Caylan in Indian kameeze outfits
Kersstkruntz - Dutch christmas cake made by Linda
Linda and Bill with Moet
Liam and Kath
Uncle Liam, Kath, Joe and Caylan
Liam and Joe
Anderson - Walker family - Vashti, Liam, Linda, Craig, Caylan, Bill and Joe
Caylan in yet another outfit
Kath straightening Caylans hair
Joe the photographer
which button?
Caylan with glamour do
Now its Linda
 
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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