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Larry's Family Tree
Genealogical information dating back to the 1500s
Larry's Old Photos
Box of old photos found of Larry Anderson's family going back to the 1930s
Larry's Photos on Windows Live
Recent photos in Windows Live Albums
Larry's friends he has acquired since 1991 

Janet's Family Tree  
Genealogical information dating back to the early 1700s

Larry & Jan's home
Larry & Jan purchased a home in Australia. Click here for photos.

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The Sailing Adventures of IsaLei-Rua (Large file - slow loading)
Written account of the voyage of IsaLei-Rua from 1990 until 1996. The countries visited were: USA, Mexico, French Polynesia, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji and Australia.

Photos of Russell, New Zealand
Photos of Russell, and a little history of the area near where Larry & Jan lived.

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IsaLei-Rua Information
Complete information and photos of the yacht that Larry sailed the Pacific during the years 1990 - 1996.

IsaLei-Rua, shown below on her mooring in Matauwhi Bay in NZ. In May 2000, she was sold to Bob & Jacquie Donovan, an Aussie couple who sailed her home to Perth, Australia, arriving November 2000. They sailed her around the top of Australia via Cairns and Darwin. The voyage took about 4 months. IsaLei-Rua is now an Australian registered vessel with the home port of Fremantle, Western Australia.  In 2005, the Donovans sailed her to Tasmania and in 2006 they sailed up the east coast of Australia stopping along the way.  In September 2006, they sailed to the Louisiades of Papua New Guinea, returning to Australia in November 2006. When they were sailing south to Brisbane, Jan & I went aboard IsaLei-Rua in Bundaberg and found her to be still in excellent condition and all systems running smoothly.

They are planning to put IsaLei-Rua on the market due to health problems that make it impossible to continue offshore sailing. An Email from the Donovans dated 17 January, 2007 states, "Isalei-Rua now has new owners being Arie & Lenie Smit who took ownership on Friday, 5 January, 2007".


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Personal Interests (Past & Present)

Collecting stamps, computers & tablet, crosswords, gardening, genealogy, indexing old newspapers for genealogy group, internet, reading, sewing and traveling Australia. 
Computers - computers & mobile devices instruction & repair, gourmet cooking, building websites, electronics, gardening, gemstone faceting, metal casting, genealogy, jobs around the home, internet, tinkering & traveling.

Nutshell on Larry

I was born in British Columbia, Canada, where I lived for several years until moving to Alberta.  In Alberta, I worked, married, and raised 2 sons.

I was transferred to Vancouver in the early 80's, bought a 27ft yacht, and learned to sail. In 1986, we sold that boat and bought IsaLei-Rua, a 37ft yacht specifically designed and built for offshore sailing. In June 1990, after working for the same company for 30 years, a long anticipated retirement came and we went offshore sailing.  We spent the next 6 years exploring the Pacific from Mexico to Australia. Eventually, we settled in northern New Zealand. IsaLei-Rua was sold at Easter 2000 and we moved to Australia where the weather was kinder.

(See 'The sailing adventures of IsaLei-Rua').

I now live in beautiful, warm Australia, with my partner Janet and have become an Australian citizen.

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