Freo's View

EXPERIENCE FREO’S MANJARREE TRIAL

Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 2, 2014

Five new signs have gone up along Bathers Beach and Arthur Head to tell visitors to Fremantle about the Nyoongar history. The Manjarree Trial runs from the old jetty to the Round House.

The project is part of the Noongar Coastal Trial and was done by the City’s Aboriginal liaison officer Brendan Moore. It was sponsored by Perthregionnrm, formerly known as the Swan Catchment Council.

The Manjarree Trial will enhance the Aboriginal tourism experience in Fremantle and will also be great for school groups who visit Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

LEISURELY LONG WEEKEND IN FREO

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 3, 2014

It must be a long weekend as there are a lot of people around today. The Moore&Moore cafe was doing a roaring trade this morning, and hundreds of small boats were leaving the river to get out onto the Indian Ocean. There were people fishing all along the river shore in Fremantle and East Freo and Victoria Quay was packed with people visiting the E Shed markets and passengers from yet another cruise liner, that arrived this morning. While all that was going on, a navy ship was turned around so it could leave Fremantle port.

Now hoping this will be a really busy day for our traders and that being open on the long weekend pays off for them.

Roel Loopers

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SUMMER ARRIVES AT BICTON BATH

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on October 10, 2013

Early summer has arrived at Bicton Bath with a colourful artwork by Fremantle father and son artists Tony and Ben Jones. The three-metre high bathers are ready with towels in hand to enjoy a dip in the Swan river pool.

Roel Loopers

bathers

MOODY FREMANTLE HARBOUR SUNSET

Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on September 5, 2013

A morning or evening walk along the Swan River in Fremantle is a very pleasant experience. There are often dolphins in the water, and the sight of yummy mummies pushing prams while jogging, is pretty cute. A coffee or cold drink at the Left Bank to finish the walk is also very pleasant.

Here a photo I took from the foreshore of Fremantle Ports.

Roel Loopers

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MOODY RIVER SUNSET

Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on September 3, 2013

When I noticed it was getting hazy over Fremantle, and the light all soft late yesterday, I could not stay at home and went for a drive and walk along the river. It was heart warming how many people wanted to engage and made remarks about the stunning big sun. Here a couple of photos I took near the Bicton Bath.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT FREE FERRY RIDE COMPENSATES FOR TRAIN CLOSURE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 13, 2013

With the Fremantle to Perth train line shut till Thursday I went and tried out the free ferry service from the B Shed to Barrack Street. I took the 10.15 one with only about 40 passengers. The man counting us said the first 3 ferries had carried 5, 7, 58 passengers only, but when we arrived in Perth around 200 people queued to get on, so it could well become very popular to have a look at what our patch of the world looks like from the river.

The Captain Cook crew who run the ferry even allowed passengers to have a look at the wheel house, which is of course great for kids, so take advantage of it.

On my way back I hopped  on the fantastic modern Mandurah line train at the Esplanade, hopped off at Canning Bridge and took the bus back to Freo from there. Public transport in Perth is very good and clean. I had a fun morning that cost me nothing.

Roel Loopers

 

AUTUMN STORM HITS FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 8, 2013

I love storms, bad weather, lightning and thunder, so I could not resist having a drive around this afternoon and take photos. At Fremantle‘s Leighton Beach, walking against the wind, I thought my eyeballs would blow out so strong was the storm. The Swan River looked like an ocean with waves crashing ashore at Bicton, Applecross and Point Walter.

Roel Loopers

BREWING UP DEVELOPMENT AT NORTH FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on February 20, 2013

A significant North Fremantle property is up for sale. The former Matilda Bay Brewery site on Stirling Highway is expected to be rezoned to residential which could see up to 800 apartments being built there. It has great ocean views and is 2.9 hectares large which makes it one of the biggest development sites in the western suburbs. With beach and river access within walking distance and the proximity to Fremantle central and the North Fremantle railway station, residential units would be very popular.

One part of the building is heritage listed so that could become a feature of any new development of the area. Of course one would hope that affordable housing would be incorporated into such massive development.

Roel Loopers

EAST FREO, NOT GREECE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 25, 2012

It’s not Greece, only East Fremantle. I noticed these colourful boats on the banks of the Swan River this morning and thought they were worth taking a photo of.

Roel Loopers

Not Greece.

FREO’S WILD WATER

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 23, 2012

Pretty wild water under the Fremantle Traffic Bridge made the Swan River look like the Avon Descent.

The Avon Descent by the way is in a fortnight, so hopefully we’ll get some more rain between now and then.

Roel Loopers

Under the Fremantle traffic bridge.

 

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