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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

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

 

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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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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

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