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STINKING HOT BUT BEAUTIFUL FREO

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, summer, sunset, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on December 6, 2019

 

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Summer has really started with a bang, and is now officially the hottest start of December since the recording of daily temperatures started.

Friday was a real stinker with the seabreeze never arriving, so people were out and about in Fremantle.

I don’t recall ever having seen so many people watching the sunset at Bathers Beach.

Roel Loopers

BATHERS BEACH FREO’S HIDDEN TREASURE

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, sunset, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2019

 

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Some photos I took around sunset yesterday at Fremantle’s lovely inner city Bathers Beach.

Roel Loopers

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LUCKY OCEANS SUNDOWNERS AT KIDOGO

 

One of Fremantle’s favourite musucians Lucky Oceans will be back with regular concerts at Kidogo Arthouse on Bathers Beach this summer. Lucky by the Ocean are sundowners on Wednesday nights.

Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:00PM        
Bill Rogers and Family Boots ‘n All – Soul, Blues and Gospel
Bill is joined by his daughters Anna and Billie for a rare, inspiring night of family soul, laughs and togetherness. With Dave Brewer on guitar and Lucky Oceans on pedal steel.
https://www.trybooking.com/BGMHY

Wednesday, November 27 @ 7:00PM        
Dave Brewer and Lucky Oceans Quartet – Blues
When Dave and Lucky play together, they urge each other on to greater heights of passion and innovation. With Ric Eastman on drums and Karl Florisson on bass, this is the same band that sold out Kidogo and rocked the room last year, so be quick to reserve!
https://www.trybooking.com/BGMHW
Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:00PM          
Sassafras Quartet with Lucky Oceans – Gypsy Jazz
Expanding out from their mastery of Gypsy Jazz, Sassafras adopt a unique approach to Western swing while applying their intricate arrangements to toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy jazz, wistful french ballads and re-worked jazz standards in a vibrant and engaging mix of acoustic music, all performed with the dazzling virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the Gypsy jazz tradition.
https://www.trybooking.com/BGOQO

Wednesday 11 December @ 7:00pm
Dave Milroy and the Wilarra Band with Mr. Crowbones – Blues & Indigenous Songs

Award winning playwright and his band play his haunting, unique songs with Wayne Freer on double bass and tuba, Lucky Oceans on pedal steel guitar and Lauralee Faith on vocals. This was a sellout last time so be quick!

The bonus second set will feature a mysterious band, called ‘Mr. Crowbones’ who will play old blues with their old hands on their old instruments with stories to accompany the songs. Some of the stories will even be true! Last year, people were dancing on the tables!
https://www.trybooking.com/BGPOS

Wednesday 18 December @ 7:00pm
Jams with Sam (And Adam and Lucky!)  – Swing

Everyone’s favourite Perth expat guitarist Sam LeMann returns home from Melbourne after his triumphant show at WA Guitar Festival to join up with Adam Gare and Lucky Oceans for something of a Nansing Quartet reunion. This sold out last year.
https://www.trybooking.com/BGQFH

Friday 20 December @ 7pm
Hawaiian Sundowner Howie Morgan, Lucky Oceans & the Lemanns – Swing
Revisiting their sell-out show of last year, with Pacific sounds from Howie, Lucky, Sam and Lucy Lemann and Alistair Peel. Experience the beauty of island music without the schlock!
https://www.trybooking.com/BGROH
Wednesday 15 January @ 7pm
Jeff Lang and  Lucky Oceans – Roots, Folk, Blues 

Startlingly unique live performer and musical dynamo Jeff Lang teams up with Lucky Oceans to recreate their dynamic sellout show of 2018.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=576414&

 

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FREMANTLE’S BRONZE FISHERMAN CAUGHT

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, greg james, j shed, Uncategorized by freoview on November 17, 2019

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Two rather different photos of J Shed sculptor Greg James‘ artwork in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Workers who are repairing the jetty have caught one of the bronze fisherman, while the Bathers Beach House looks different when taken through the massive legs of the big sentinel.

The stolen Bella sculpture by Greg James still has not been found.

Roel Loopers

 

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FROM SWEETLIPS TO TWIN FIN FISH&CHIPS

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

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A new Fish&Chips outlet has opened at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach. TWIN FIN has taken over the site where Sweetlips used to be, so make sure to give it a try and support a new small business in town.

Roel Loopers

NEW LIGHTS AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

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Four tall new lights have been installed along the Fremantle Bathers Beach dune path to replace the small solar lights that were constantly vandalised by brainless idiots.

The new lights will flood the area and will make it a bit safer at night as well one hopes.

Now all beach goers are hoping for the City of Fremantle to clean up the inner city beach more often and remove all the smelly seaweed from it.

Roel Loopers

FREO EXPECTING A SPRING STINKER

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

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Get ready for a spring stinker, Freo! The weather forecast is for a very hot Friday with temperatures expected to rise as high as 39C, while on Saturday it will be just a wee bit cooler than that with 35C.

Don’t forget that Fremantle’s inner city beach Bathers Beach is one of our quietest beaches and well worth a visit for those who don’t like big crowds on beaches, especially because of its proximity to the Fishing Boat Harbour, so plenty of places to buy food and cold drinks.

And there is an abundance of parking in the vicinity.

Roel Loopers

FREO’S RENT A FENCE DOES NOT WIN TOURISM AWARD

 

 

It will not come as a surprise to the Fremantle community and overseas and interstate visitors that Freo’s Rent A Fence attraction at Arthur’s Head did not win a Tourism Award nor a Heritage Award.

Two years ago Fremantle Council decided to fence off large parts of historic Arthur’s Head because of danger of rockfall from the limestone cliff. It took a very long time before an engineer’s report was commissioned and that told us that there is interior erosion because of rain water and that repairs to the cliff on which Western Australia’s oldest public building the Roundhouse stands will cost approximately $ 1,8 million.

While the report recommended solutions it failed to test if vibrations from the heavy container trains that run within a few metres of the cliff face have any impact on the deterioration of the heritage precinct.

As I understand it the City invited the Minister for Mandurah, …err Heritage, David Templeman to do a site inspection but he could not be bothered, and so the ugly fences remain and absolutely nothing is done to repair the damage and make one of our state’s most significant historic areas an attraction again.

At present new solar lights are being installed along the coastal path but looking at fences is not a tourist attraction and does nothing to activate the West End of our gorgeous city.

It is a total disgrace that the Western Australian McGowan government does not care one bit about it!

Roel Loopers

BATHERS BEACH FEATURED FINALLY

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, local government, marketing, PR,, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 3, 2019

 

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It took an eternity but there is finally a prominent sign pointing to Fremantle’s inner city Bathers Beach. A nice big banner in Market Street near the High Street mall.

Well done City of Fremantle!

Roel Loopers

STOLEN BELLA SCULPTURE POLICE CHARGES

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, crime, law&order, Uncategorized by freoview on October 24, 2019

 

Fremantle District – WA Police Force: Fremantle Detectives charged three people as a result of their investigation into a stolen statue.

Around 3.30am on 9 October 2019, unknown person(s) stole the statue ‘Bella’ from Bathers Beach in Fremantle. The statue is valued at approximately $100,000 and is the work of local J Shed sculptor Greg James. Sadly the statue has not been recovered.

As a result of information provided by the public, Fremantle Detectives were able to identify the men.

A 40-year-old man from Fremantle has been charged with:
• Stealing;
• Possess Methylamphetamine with Intent to Sell/Supply;
• Possess Drug Paraphernalia; and

• Possess Stolen Property.

He is due to appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 22 November 2019.

A 38-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, both from Fremantle will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date in relation to drug and stolen property offences.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of “Bella” is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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