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

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'...

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!
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 - 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
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