Author talk - Sailing in my Sarong

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  • Location: Nambour Library, Nambour 4560 Queensland

Linda and Bill Anderson are living proof that it's never too late to fulfill 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 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 tiny 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. About the author: Linda Frylink Anderson is an early childhood teacher, university educator and artist.
She and her husband, Bill, have been married since November 26, 1977. Together, they have two children, three grandchildren, one 13.7-metre plywood yacht, and a shared passion for traveling the world.
Their yacht Valiam's name was formed by combining the names of their children Vashti and Liam. Linda and Bill live by the beach on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia with Valiam moored nearby.





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