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IT’S A CUDDLE UP FREO WEEKEND

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, seasons, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on May 26, 2018

 

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It’s a Fremantle weekend perfect for soup, lamb shanks and stews, and of course mulled wine or port, or both, and a wee dram of whiskey as a night cap.

Heater on, a good book, a footy game, and in a perfect world someone to cuddle up with, but life ain’t perfect for all of us hey.

Roel Loopers

WILD STORMS HIT FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, rain, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on May 25, 2018

 

 

It is very wet and wild out there in Fremantle on this Friday, and the bad weather is going to continue for a while.

The strength of the storm is amazing. I almost got seasick sitting in my car at Port Beach as the vehicle shook madly.

There is quite a bit of damage at the dune paths at Port Beach and Fremantle Ports have closed the North Mole drive because of waves crashing over the road.

I love this wild weather at the ocean as there is a bit of nostalgia there when I think about my childhood in the Netherlands, and the very many hours I sat watching the wild North Sea in awe.

Roel Loopers

WILD, WET AND NOISY FREO MORNING

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on April 22, 2018

 

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Fremantle people stayed at home, maybe even in bed, this wild, wet and wonderful Sunday morning as thunder, lightning and heavy rain visited our old city.

I was the only customer at the normally very busy Chalkys cafe in the West End at 7.30am and was one of only three customers at IGA in South Fremantle at 8.30am.

The photo above is a golden oldie I took last year of the reflection of a tree in a puddle in Phillimore Street with a leaf floating on the water. It symbolises autumn for me.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO GETTING A FEW SHOWERS

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, roundhouse, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on April 12, 2018

 

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A few nice showers in Fremantle this morning, so I took this photo during my short stint at the Roundhouse, which I had to cut short.

Roel Loopers

 

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HEAVY RAIN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on August 19, 2017

 

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Good Saturday morning Freo!

A lot of very heavy showers kept me awake overnight, but I do have an early start on Saturdays anyway for 7am coffee with my good friend Henty.

I took these photos just after 8 am in Fremantle port and the High Street mall.

 

Roel Loopers

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COLLECTING RAIN IS COMMON SENSE

Posted in city of fremantle, environment, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on August 9, 2017

 

When it rains as heavily, and heavenly, as last night I always regret the many tens of thousands of litres of water that run down the streets, into the drains and into the ocean in the metropolitan area, because it is such a waste of precious water in our state.

We have already reached the average for August and there is more heavy rain expected today and tomorrow morning, so why don’t we try to catch that rain at our homes.

Why is it not compulsory to build rainwater tanks at new houses, when it would make a dramatic difference when hundreds of thousands of homes collected rainwater. The demand on our water supply and stressed aquifers would be substantially less.

Instead of doing that W.A. will now start recycling sewage at the Beenyup wastewater treatment plant, after health-regulators have given the all clear for it.   Treated sewage will be pumped into the Gnangara aquifer and through the process this will later become our drinking water.

I’d prefer compulsory rainwater catchment at homes over treated sewage anytime.

 

Roel Loopers

A RAINY FREO DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on July 31, 2017

 

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Rain patterns on the car windscreen make for an arty image of the lighthouse on the Fremantle South Mole.

It’s very wet and windy out there and the Indian Ocean looked so beautifully wild when I drove along the coast. Go check it out!

 

Roel Loopers

ABOUT RAIN, MAD DOGS AND GOLFERS

Posted in fremantle, rain, sport, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 20, 2017

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It’s wet, cold and windy out there, so a real winter’s day in Fremantle.

I was very adventurous, like the old Dutch explorers, and went out all the way to Point Walter to take these photos.

The golfers were all in wet weather gear and seem to enjoy themselves, but I rather be on the couch with a good book when it’s cold, so I drove back to Freo to Elizabeth’s bookshop for a browse and finding some light reading.

Roel Loopers

REMEMBER THE SOUND OF RAIN DROPS?

Posted in fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 20, 2017

 

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Clouds are moving in over Fremantle this afternoon, but will they bring the much needed rain?

The BOM says it could be one of the driest month of June on record and the dams are not filling up enough, while people have to keep watering their gardens and lawns.

Forecast is for rain on Wednesday night, so fingers crossed.

Roel Loopers

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FINALLY GLORIOUS RAIN IN FREMANTLE!

Posted in fremantle, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on May 15, 2017

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How nice to wake up to the sounds and smell of rain in Fremantle this morning, and getting a free car wash.

Roel Loopers

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