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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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WILL IT RAIN IN FREO TODAY?

Posted in fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on May 4, 2017

 

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Will we finally see some rain in Fremantle today and tomorrow after a rainless April?

There are some promising clouds this morning as the photos I took at the South Mole at 6.45am show.

Roel Loopers

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A VERY WET FREMANTLE SUMMER

Posted in fremantle, rain, summer, weather by freoview on February 11, 2017

 

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This has been the strangest summer in Fremantle I have experienced. Wet, cold and only a couple of days near 40 degrees so far.

More heavy rain last night woke me up and there is more to come. The Manning Park Market this morning has been cancelled and it does not look too good for outdoor concerts and markets over the weekend, so make sure to check out if they are going ahead before you leave home.

The most disappointing thing for me is that most of all that beautiful rain in a city environment is wasted and runs down into the ocean because of the lack of rainwater catchment. I so wished the government would make it compulsory to install rainwater tanks at every new building because it would help the depletion of our dams.

I took this photo at 5 pm in High Street near the Roundhouse yesterday. Rain on the car windscreen created the mood.

Roel Loopers

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WHAT A START OF THE YEAR JANUARY WAS!

Posted in aboriginal, beeliar wetlands, fremantle, rain, weather by freoview on January 31, 2017

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It is the last day of the first month of the new year and what a month it has been. It was the wettest January since 2010 and we had the hottest Australia Day since 1979.

We also had the most controversial Australia Day ever in Fremantle and the most inspiring Nyoongar smoking ceremony and One Day in Freo concert.

And we are witnessing one of the most distressing demolitions of pristine nature at the Beeliar Wetlands.

So here some golden oldies of rain to remind us all that we live in a unique place here in Freo!

Roel Loopers

 

SPRING RAIN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, photography, rain, weather by freoview on November 16, 2016

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Fremantle had some good soaking showers the gardens will love, so I took some rain reflection photos.

I started with the bonnet of a red car because it is almost Christmas, and because Christmas is about good food and drinks I also took a photos of a very wet table at the National Hotel that reflected the building opposite well.

Roel Loopers

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