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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

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

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LUCKY TO LIVE IN FREMANTLE

 

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I love early mornings in Fremantle because it always makes me realise how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place.

To head out onto the South Mole and see the always great Indian Ocean and the stunning sunrises is something very special for me.

….and I love every other hour of the day living in good old Freo as well!

Here two photos I took just before 7am this morning.

Roel Loopers

 

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LOVING THE OCEAN ART WORKSHOP

Posted in art, city of fremantle, indian ocean, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on March 14, 2018

 

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Rekindle your love of the ocean and learn about Sandy McKendricks intimate connection to the Western Australian coastline and how she draws inspiration from the land and sea.

Join Sandy for a 3 hour workshop, enjoy a stroll along Bathers Beach, talk with the artist, learn techniques for still life drawing and relax with a light morning tea.

Sunday March 18 from 8.30-11.30am at Little Space Freo. J Shed

It costs $65 pp. Numbers are strictly limited so book your place now early.

Sandy is a Fremantle based artist, performer, writer, director, puppeteer, designer, and ocean lover. Through her company Sandpiper Productions she has been involved in the Perth International Arts Festival and has toured performances both Nationally and Internattionally.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE VESSEL IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on November 26, 2017

 

port

 

Fremantle’s Victoria Quay was buzzing with activity this morning with hundreds of people boarding the Rottnest Island Express and Sealink ferries, among them former WA Premier Peter Dowding and wife Benita and former PR guru Chris Lewis and wife Pam.

The unusual sight of a drill rig and navy frigate added to the attraction.

The drill rig is on board the research vessel Joides Resolution, on an expedition into Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics, as part of her International Ocean Discovery Program.

The vessel drills into the ocean floors to collect and study core samples and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

The MHAS Newcastle is a regular visitor to Fremantle Port, so welcome to you all!

 

Roel Loopers

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