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Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, leeuwin foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on August 29, 2017


Leeuwin 1


The beautiful SS Leeuwin has her masts back after they were removed weeks ago for the yearly maintenance of the training vessel.

A sole man was up in one of the masts yesterday as the sailing ship was at berth at B Shed on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port.


Roel Loopers



Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, leeuwin foundation, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 24, 2017

Leeuwin sunrise


What a stunning clear and crisp winter morning it is in Fremantle today.

I took this photo of the SS Leeuwin in Fremantle Port just before 7 am and it was pretty cold, but a warm coffee upstairs at the Attic made it all better.

Off to take photos at the WINTERWORLD on the Esplanade later on and then German winter dinner at Gasthof Loopy. Sauerkraut, pork sausages and braised pork belly.

Mulled wine would be nice too. ; >)

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle, leeuwin foundation by freoview on October 14, 2015

LEEUWIN Open Day Oct 17

I promoted the Fremantle LEEUWIN Foundation Open Day this Saturday but did not know what it was about, so here some information I was sent by them.

The event is to launch and raise awareness about our 100s and 1000s campaign which is a fundraising campaign to keep the Leeuwin’s youth development program continuing to run as we approach our 30th anniversary. We are seeking the community’s support to ensure we can keep the STS Leeuwin II, Western Australia’s very own tall ship, in ship-shape for the next generation of 14-25 year-olds to engage in our award-winning youth development and leadership program.

 Basically the idea is there are 100s and 1000s of ways to support our Foundation which has 100’s of dedicated volunteers and 1000’s of young trainees whose lives have been positively changed from a Leeuwin voyage. Putting a quirky spin on that concept we are using the idea of “Fairybread Fridays” as a suggestion of ways to raise some funds – also the idea behind the open day this Saturday. We will have volunteers dressed up in colours representing the 100s and 1000s and while inviting the public for tours of the ship, fairy bread, face-painting and photos – also informing them of the campaign to keep the Leeuwin running.

More info can be found here:

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle, leeuwin foundation by freoview on October 12, 2015

LEEUWIN Open Day Oct 17

The Fremantle  LEEUWIN Foundation has got an Open Day this Saturday October 17 from 10 am to 2 pm to launch their 100s and 1000s campaign. I have no idea what the campaign is about, so maybe someone can let us know.

Anyway, for a cold coin donation you can get on board the STS Leeuwin II and there will be other activities on the day.

They are at B Shed berth on Victoria Quay next to the Rottnest ferry terminal.

Roel Loopers

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