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FISHING BOAT HARBOUR ACTIVITY

Posted in boating, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, hospitality, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2020

 

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Some photos I took in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour earlier this week.

Two shots of the hopper dredger MODI R, that just arrived as I walked along the boardwalk, and a photo of work on the very large new floating function centre under construction, that will be sailing from Elizabeth Quay in Perth once it is finished.

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FANTASTIC FISHING BOAT HARBOUR FACELIFT

 

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The Fishing Boat Harbour upgrade between Cicerello’s and Joe’s by the Department of Transport looks fantastic, and it is only stage one of it, I was told yesterday.

Tenders are out currently for stage two, which is from north of the Char Char restaurant all the way to Bathers Beach, so that will be amazing. The Bella bronze sculpture will also be back, so the place will be even more of an attraction.

The cobblestone pavers are great. They have so much texture and anti slip about them that the City of Fremantle should consider them for Kings Square, once the Walyalup Civic Centre is open.

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FEEL GOOD SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE

 

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It is impossible to adhere to the 1.5 metre social distancing rule along the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip today as there are so many people on the footpaths.

Great for our traders, but it makes me a bit uncomfortable to have to be in so close contact with so many strangers.

I was a bit early for lunch trade in the Fishing Boat Harbour, but could not resist taking the above photo. It is such a gorgeous, clear and sunny day!

 

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FANTASTIC FISHING BOAT HARBOUR PIAZZA

 

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What a fantastic new public piazza has been created in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, between Cicerello’s and Joe’s Fish Shack!

The Bon Scott statue is now in an elevated position on a stunning recycled jarrah deck with lots of seats around it.

There is also an amphi theatre with a lot of seating around the grass area, so a real improvement to what was there before.

Eating fish&chips has suddenly become a classy five star experience. ;>))

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BON SCOTT STATUE ON A HIGH

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, music, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on June 12, 2020

 

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The Bon Scott statue in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour has been relocated to a more prominent and higher location.

The bronze of the famous AC/DC singer was created by J Shed artist Greg James and has been cleaned up, as part of the works the Marine&Harbours department is doing in the area.

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FREO BACK TO BUSY AGAIN

 

 

It is a lot busier in Fremantle than on the previous weekends, but not anywhere near as packed as I thought and hoped it would be.

Nice to see kids at the Esplanade playground and the skatepark again, and people enjoying the alfresco.

The social distancing requirements made for a very colourful photo of chairs at the food market.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN FREO

 

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It was good to see the ferris Tourist Wheel turning again, on my late afternoon walk yesterday, and that Cicerello’s has also has started trading.

Passing by some places it looked as if the maximum of 20 patrons had already been ignored, probably in the knowledge that from coming Saturday on they are allowed to have 100 people in the hospitality venues with only 2 sqm per person.

At Victoria Quay families were trying to take advantage of the rain to catch a feed of fish, while there was a mist coming from the Indian Ocean.

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I love walking around out beautiful Fremantle while trying to find interesting photos, such as the painterly reflection in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

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SIX MORE SLEEPS BACK TO NEAR NORMAL

 

 

It is not only us humans hanging out for pubs and restaurants to open again, the poor seagulls in the Fishing Boat Harbour are also keen for a feed of fish&chips.

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GETTING A SOAKING AT BATHERS BEACH

 

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Oh my golly goodness did I just get soaking wet at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach! I was taking photos at the Fishing Boat Harbour without realising the boardwalk got flooded, so I was standing in ten centimetres of water. I hope my shoes will dry one day.

Then there was rain and a lot of spray from the massive waves at our city beach.

It is beautiful to watch, so well worth it that I needed to put new clothes on for the second time today.

The things I do for my Freo’s View readers, hey. Some will claim though I only report about negativity. ;>))

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FREO UPSIDE DOWN UNDER

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 19, 2020

 

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In difficult times it is even more important to try to see life from all perspectives, so since this photo of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour has so many fans I decided to turn it upside down, and I believe it has even more impact than when it is shown the right way.

I leave it to the philosophers among you to argue if reality can be surreal. ;>))

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