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WET, WILD, WINDY FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 14, 2017

 

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As a teenage boy in the Netherlands I would ride my bike from The Hague to Scheveningen to watch the wildness and incredible power of the North Sea during storms, and I do the same here in Fremantle and drive onto the South Mole every day to watch the mighty Indian Ocean.

It is very wet, wild and windy out there today, so pretty gorgeous really, so here two photos I took around 11am this morning.

 

Roel Loopers

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BEAUTIFUL BATHERS BEACH LOVED

Posted in bathers beach, fremantle, indian ocean by freoview on April 3, 2017

 

 

Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is more and more becoming a leisure destination for locals and tourists and it showed on Sunday afternoon when many were basking in the gorgeous warm golden glow of the setting sun.

Work is also well under way at the new piazza in the Fishing Boat Harbour that no doubt will become another attraction.

I am very confident that Freo is turning it all around and that we’ll have an invigorated and vibrant city in the very near future!

Roel Loopers

STUNNING ART SHOW AT PS ART SPACE

Posted in art, fremantle, indian ocean by freoview on March 18, 2017

Ships That Pass is a stunning art show by Jo Darbyshire and Penny Coss in Fremantle’s most stunning art gallery, PS Art Space in Pakenham Street.

The historic huge warehouse space invites artists to create an installation with their work and Darbyshire and Coss have achieved that.

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing.

Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;

So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,

Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1874

The exhibition is open for three weeks till April 18.

Next Saturday, March 25 from 1-2 pm the artists will discuss their work with guest artist Michelle Elliott, the author of Scylla-bodies-water.

I really love this exhibition, so make sure to go and view it and while there have some great coffee and food at Cafe 37.

Roel Loopers

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SHARK NET FOR FREO’S BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, fremantle, indian ocean, nature, oceans by freoview on January 30, 2017

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I hear Fishing Boat Harbour traders are telling fellow business people the State Government have promised them $ 200,000 to install a shark net at Fremantle’s inner city Bathers Beach.

This would be a ridiculous waste of money as the beach is hardly used and only a handful of people swim there and I have never heard of a shark scare in Bathers Bay.

I have seen dolphins, seals, pelicans, drunks and even a dead whale there but never a shark, so why waste tax payers money on a shark net?

Some of the major traders down there are treating Bathers Beach as if it is their own property and that does not sit well with the community and other businesses.

There were thousands of people protesting against a shark net at Cottesloe Beach a few years ago so I wonder how the Fremantle community will react to this news.

Roel Loopers

WHY NO SHOWERS AT LEIGHTON DOG BEACH?

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, western australia by freoview on April 29, 2016

Regular Freo’s View reader and North Fremantle resident Lionel asks the question why there are still no showers and access to drinking water for dogs at the Leighton dog beach at the rail bridge just north of where the new COMBI COFFEE van is stationed.

It is one of the busiest beaches in the metro area, highly frequented by tourists and people from all over Perth, but there is no drinking water and there are no showers.

Can we put that in the budget please City of Fremantle and get it done asap or are you still waiting for the State Government to develop the long promised public park there?

Roel Loopers

PEACEFUL MORNING GLORY OFF FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, indian ocean by freoview on January 20, 2015

Morning glory

The Indian Ocean was so calm this morning just after six that I was tempted to try to walk on it. But I had my Jesus moments in my twenties when I more looked like him, so mature wisdom won the battle over dreamlike desire and I stayed on the Fremantle South Mole to admire the beauty of the soft colours and very peaceful environment.

Roel Loopers

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