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CRYSTAL SERENITY DEPARTS FREO PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle port, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on February 20, 2019

 

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The Crystal Serenity cruise liner departed Fremantle Port at 6pm on Wednesday so I headed out to get some shots of it.

The ship was in Fremantle for just a day, as most of them are.

Roel Loopers

CLOUDY FREO MORNING AFTER HOT WEEKEND

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on January 22, 2019

 

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Interesting clouds over Fremantle this morning and a chance of a shower tomorrow, according to BOM.

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BIRTHDAY OF ONE OF FREMANTLE’S GREATEST

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, history, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on January 12, 2019

 

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Yesterday, January 11, was the birthday of CY O’Connor, who no doubt was one of Freo’s and Western Australia’s greatest pioneers.

Charles Yelverton O’Connor built the Fremantle harbour and also the 530km long water pipeline from Perth to Kalgoorlie, but sadly he received a lot of criticism from politicians and the Sunday Times and became quite depressed. He killed himself at South Beach on March 10, 1902. A sculpture in the Indian Ocean by Tony Jones reminds us of CY’s sad ending.

CY O’Connor was born in Gravelmouth, Castletown, County Westmead in the Republic of Ireland on January 11, 1843 and migrated to New Zealand as a 21 year-old.

He became Engineer-in-Chief of Western Australia in 1891.

I very often tell the remarkable and sad story of Charles Yelverton to tourists at the Roundhouse, because I consider him to be one of the great pioneers of our state and Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

FOOD TRUCKS AND SUN SET AT THE SWAN RIVER

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on January 7, 2019

 

 

The Under The Bridge Foodtrucks are back at the Fremantle East Street jetty from 5pm tonight, so go and enjoy great food, live music and watching the sun set behind the port.

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CRUISE SHIPS IN FREMANTLE PORT

 

 

There is still very little news to report in good old meditating Freo, so a few photos of some of the cruise ships that visit Fremantle Port.

Yesterday at 5pm the relatively small Astor departed, and an hour after her the Maasdam, which carries 1,258 passengers and is 220-metres long.

This morning at 9am the 216-metre long Seven Seas Mariner arrived with 700 passengers and 445 crew. It will depart Fremantle again early this evening.

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MAKE OVER FOR FREO OLD WEIGHBRIDGE

Posted in city of fremantle, freight, fremantle port, heritage, historic, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on December 16, 2018

 

 

The lovely little old weighbridge building in the Phillimore/Cliff street roundabout is getting a make over.

Tuck pointing has finished and the City of Fremantle painter will be doing the rest to make it look good again, but I don’t think anyone has showed interest to move in and do something with the building.

The plans for a small bar there have been abandoned and that is probably better, as the roundabout is quite dangerous with motorists traveling against one way directions out of the car park and Fleet Street daily.

Roel Loopers

SUMMER FUN AT FREO’S VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, entertainment, food, fremantle port, hospitality, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on December 14, 2018

 

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The very popular pop-up summer DOCK Bar at Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port has opened again for a month, so a perfect spot to watch the sunset and have a cold drink.

The logo above is Vicky.  She is the face of summer at Victoria Quay at Fremantle Port .

Throughout summer there will be terrific activities including maritime movies by the quay, food and merchant markets, Rock Rattle and Roll  Festival and heaps more.

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LOVING THE LEEUWIN SAILING LIFE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, leeuwin foundation, maritime, sailing, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on December 11, 2018

 

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It is pretty spectacular to see all those young people high up on the mast of the STS Leeuwin II sailing ship in Fremantle port.

I took the photos on Monday afternoon when they were securing the sails after a trip out on the Indian Ocean.

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THE COLOURS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, colour, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2018

 

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Here a couple of photos I took this morning of the colours of Fremantle.

The first one is of the umbrellas at Bathers Beach House, and the second one is a detail of a massive RoRo vessel that brings thousands of vehicles to Fremantle Port.

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FOOD. SUNSET. PORT. VERY FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle port, sunset, swan river, Uncategorized by freoview on November 26, 2018

 

 

The Fremantle Food Trucks Under the Bridge is back at the East Street jetty from 5pm today, so have a nice meal and watch the sun set behind the port.

There is live music as well and plenty of parking.

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