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MAD DOGS AND BATHERS BEACH FOOTBALL

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, football, sport, summer, Uncategorized by freoview on January 20, 2019

 

beach soccer

 

It was officially 39 degrees when I took the photo of the Beach Football at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach today. It was probably hotter with the reflective heat of the sand, but that did not deter the male soccer players today, and the female ones played yesterday.

It is dead quiet in town and about a million vacant parking bays, so take advantage of it. ; > )

It is hot but very dry with little humidity so perfect weather for me.

Roel Loopers

BEACH SOCCER AT FREO’S BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, football, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2019

 

jan 201 beach football at bathers

 

Check out the first ever Beach Football at Freo’s Bathers Beach this coming weekend January 19 and 20!

It starts on Saturday with the women and mixed competition and on Sunday the blokes are kicking the round ball around.

It runs from 12 midday till 6pm on both days, so enjoy the outdoors and the Indian Ocean and have a meal in one of the many restaurants at the Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

STARTING THE NEW YEAR AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on January 1, 2019

 

NY at Bathers

 

Starting the New Year with a refreshing dip in the Indian Ocean at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach. It’s going to be 31 degrees, so enjoy it!

Roel Loopers

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LIMITED PARKING ALONG MARINE TERRACE SOUTH

Posted in backpackers, beaches, cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2018

 

Fremantle Council will on Wednesday debate if they should start with time limited and/or paid parking along Marine Terrace in South Fremantle and at South Beach, due to the fact that the parking bays in the area during weekdays are occupied by the cars of commuters, who hop on the CAT bus to Fremantle Station, and by the vehicles of Notre Dame university students and backpackers.

This means that local residents, shoppers and those who want to go to the beach often can’t find short-term parking, so the officers are putting the following recommendation to the elected members:

OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION Council: 1. Implements a two hour time restriction on the east side of Marine Terrace and the west side of Mews Road with the time restriction applying from Monday to Friday between 8am to 5pm and the parking being unrestricted after these hours and on weekends. 2. Implements a four hour time restriction in the portion of South Beach Car Park 58 north of South Beach Café which faces the beach. 3. Authorise the Chief Executive Officer enter into negotiations with the Department of Transport and Fremantle Sailing Club to implement a four hour time restriction in the Dog Beach Car Park and that these time restrictions apply from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm with the parking being unrestricted after these hours and on weekends. 4. Authorise the Chief Executive Officer to extend the four hour time restriction to other portions of South Beach Car Park 58 and to South Beach Car Park 59 if the current time restrictions are not achieving the goal of ensuring that there is sufficient parking available to beach users. 5. Implements a $3.50 per day fee on the west side of Marine Terrace adjacent to the railway line and the east side of Mews Road south.

 

Roel Loopers

FREO PORT BEACH REPAIRS START TODAY

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on November 6, 2018

 

 

Remediation works starting today will ensure that Port Beach in North Fremantle, one of Fremantle’s most popular beaches, will be back to its best in time for summer.

Severe storms in May this year caused significant erosion at Port Beach, washing away beach access paths and undermining parts of the southern car park.

Since then the City of Fremantle has been working to repair the access paths, monitoring the dunes and reinforcing the revetment wall in front of the car park.

Parks and Landscapes manager Ryan Abbott said the works starting today will complete the remediation of the car park and also add a new pedestrian walkway and fencing.

“The erosion over winter was quite significant, but over the past few months the natural changes in the weather and coastal conditions have seen the sand build up again and beach is looking great,” Mr Abbott said.

“There are about 40 parking bays at Port Beach that have been fenced off for safety reasons after they were undermined in the storms.

“The works the City will be undertaking over the next few weeks will remove the undermined sections of the car park, provide for additional dune establishment and install a new walkway and fencing.

“The works are expected to take about two weeks, so provided the weather is kind we’ll be all done and Port Beach will be ready to go in time for summer.”

Remaining works to remove exposed remnant infrastructure and remediate beach access paths at Sandtrax beach are scheduled for completion in December.

Roel Loopers

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CHILLING OUT IN FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on August 4, 2018

 

South Beach 2

 

I was on the South and North Mole, at South Cottesloe and at Fremantle’s South Beach this morning because I love it when the ocean is wild. The wind chill factor made it an invigorating experience. Very strong winds also and it was hard to remain on my feet at times.

In Freo town the streets and many cafes were near empty at 11am, so that is not so good for trade. I hope that the weather will be a bit more accommodating on Sunday.

There were not many brave people and dogs on the dog beach either, as this photo shows.

I am cuddling up with a book and look forward to a real winter meal of slow roasted pork belly with Sauerkraut. Mahlzeit! ; >) Yum!!!!

Have a great weekend Freo!

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE’S BEACH IN THE CITY CENTRE

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on July 9, 2018

 

Bathers Beach

 

The great thing about great places is that they are always controversial, so there is plenty of negativity about Fremantle from those who are not open-minded enough to see our city’s beauty.

Although I have lived in Freo for 25 years I still  find it easy to take charming photos daily, like this one I took this morning at Bathers Beach.

Roel Loopers

WET, WILD AND WONDERFUL FREMANTLE

 

winter storm

 

 

A lone surfer braved the winter storm at Leighton Beach  at lunch time today, and this mad photographer did the same to capture this beautiful photo of the wild Indian Ocean and Fremantle Port cranes in a misty shower.

It looks as if the big storm bypassed Fremantle as I did not see any major damage during my two hour drive along the river and the coast.

Roel Loopers

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WILD STORMS HIT FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, rain, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on May 25, 2018

 

 

It is very wet and wild out there in Fremantle on this Friday, and the bad weather is going to continue for a while.

The strength of the storm is amazing. I almost got seasick sitting in my car at Port Beach as the vehicle shook madly.

There is quite a bit of damage at the dune paths at Port Beach and Fremantle Ports have closed the North Mole drive because of waves crashing over the road.

I love this wild weather at the ocean as there is a bit of nostalgia there when I think about my childhood in the Netherlands, and the very many hours I sat watching the wild North Sea in awe.

Roel Loopers

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CREATIVE PUBLIC FURNITURE IDEA FOR FREO

 

street furniture

 

How cool would this kind of street furniture be for Fremantle’s beaches or for Notre Dame University. Seating and shade all in one unit.

I’d love to see something like this on the grass in Phillimore Street where many students gather in front of the NDA buildings there, and Bathers Beach and South Beach could do with something creative as well.

Roel Loopers

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