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DRAGONS WORLD SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, sailing, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on January 4, 2019

 

The 2019 Dragons World Sailing Championships started off the coast of Fremantle this morning and will continue until January 9.

Ten races will be held over the six days with some starting as early as 9.30 a.m, depending on the wind conditions, which were strong this morning.

The race course is similar to the one during the 1987 America’s Cup.

A fleet of 35 dragons will compete, which includes  15 international teams.

The event was a bit too far off the coast this morning for me to take photos, so I hope they’ll come a bit closer to the South Mole soon.

Roel Loopers

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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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SEAL RESTING AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in animals, bathers beach, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on November 2, 2018

 

 

What a beautiful sight this morning at 8.30am to see this seal having a rest on Fremantle’s Bathers Beach.

It makes you realise in what a special part of the world we live. I feel blessed and grateful.

Roel Loopers

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WILD INDIAN OCEAN AT FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, south mole, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 29, 2018

 

storm

 

I love it when the ocean is wild, so hopped in my car at 2pm when the storm arrived in Fremantle.

The car got sprayed with salt water on the South Mole but the ocean looked delightfully untamed, just the way I like it.

The Weather Bureau says it is the wettest August since 1965,  but spring is just around the corner, so hang in there.

Roel Loopers

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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WOW! STUNNING FREMANTLE SUNSET

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, indian ocean, photography, sunset, Uncategorized by freoview on May 30, 2018

 

sunset here 1

 

What a truly amazing sunset that was this evening over the Indian Ocean at Fremantle.

It was so incredibly beautiful that it took my breath away. Nature is just so more awesome than any manmade stuff.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE AFTER THE STORM

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 29, 2018

 

after the storm

 

Driving onto the Fremantle  South Mole late yesterday afternoon I was fascinated with the very flat Indian Ocean that had the same colour as the sky above it, so I took this after the storm photo of the tranquility.

SO VERY LUCKY TO LIVE IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, indian ocean, lifestyle, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2018

 

sunset 1

sunset 2

 

The ocean has always been the big leveller in my life. It is the place where everything comes in perspective and where one’s own relevance diminishes in the realisation of the enormity of the universe.

When the body gets invigorated by the cold storm that sprays water in one’s face and when one sees the mighty dramatic sky above the roaring waves, one realises that we are all so different, but so very much the same.

The oceans makes me more aware of our vulnerability and that we all want to be liked, loved and respected and that basically we want to wake up tomorrow and live in peaceful harmony with our fellow human beings and with nature.

Late yesterday afternoon when I took these photos on the South Mole I though how incredibly lucky I am to be living in beautiful Fremantle, a city with a strong, caring and compassionate community and that I live in this amazingly beautiful island country of Australia.

Roel Loopers

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OMG THERE ARE SHARKS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN! WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN?

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, oceans, sport, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on April 17, 2018

 

What a load of absolute bullshit and crap and all the media hype surrounding it!

So some of the pro surfers don’t feel safe anymore at Margaret River because of today’s two shark attacks near Gracetown.

May I suggest that these spoiled professionals, who fly first class around the world and earn millions of dollars, take their corporate responsibility more serious.

Instead of bloating your already over inflated ego why did you not point out to your followers on social media that there have ONLY been 15 shark attacks along the entire massive coast of Western Australia since the year 2000, so not even one a year!

The probability of  being mugged and killed, having a deadly car accident, or falling from the sky in an airplane is much higher than being attacked by a shark in Western Australia.

The comments by these professional surfers, who are well aware that they surf in the same oceans also frequented by sharks, are irresponsible and ignorant, and very damaging to the tourism of our state. And the media hype is just sensationalism instead of good journalism!

Roel Loopers

 

SUNSET AT FREO’S BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, indian ocean, photography, sunset, Uncategorized by freoview on April 15, 2018

 

 

How can one not love a city like Fremantle that has sunsets like this one today.

I shot it at Bathers Beach and there were close to a hundred people watching it.

Roel Loopers

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