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FREO PORT IN A STORM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on July 1, 2020

 

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Fremantle Ports had a bit of bad weather recently, with yesterday’s announcement of alleged fraud by a staff member, but there has also been some storm damage with the roof of this shed on the South Mole being peeled back.

From memory that roof was only been renewed last year, so the storm must have really ripped into it.

Roel Loopers

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STORM DAMAGE IN BOOYEEMBARA PARK

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, storm, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on May 30, 2020

 

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Yesterday’s storm did a bit of damage in Fremantle’s Booyeembara Park, with one tree uprooted and several others losing big branches.

It is a lovely park to have a quite walk in though and watch some of the wildlife.

Roel Loopers

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BIG BAD STORM COMING FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on May 29, 2020

 

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Get ready for more of this on Friday as a big storm is expected to hit us from mid afternoon with heavy rain, very strong winds and unusually high tides.

If you are going away for the WA Day long weekend it will be best to leave in the morning.

Roel Loopers

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GETTING A SOAKING AT BATHERS BEACH

 

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Oh my golly goodness did I just get soaking wet at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach! I was taking photos at the Fishing Boat Harbour without realising the boardwalk got flooded, so I was standing in ten centimetres of water. I hope my shoes will dry one day.

Then there was rain and a lot of spray from the massive waves at our city beach.

It is beautiful to watch, so well worth it that I needed to put new clothes on for the second time today.

The things I do for my Freo’s View readers, hey. Some will claim though I only report about negativity. ;>))

Roel Loopers

 

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STORM GREAT FOR INVIGORATING WALK

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, storm, Uncategorized, weather, western australia by freoview on May 25, 2020

 

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My favourite photo of the day of the wild Indian Ocean, plus some banner damage in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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PORT BEACH ROCKWALL STILL STANDING

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, local government, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on May 25, 2020

 

 

Port Beach COAST restaurant and bar owner Ian Hutchinson said this morning that the new rockwall had saved his building from being damaged in the big storm that has been going on along the west coast since yesterday.

By the look at it though it is questionable how many storms the rockwall will be able to withstand before it gets swamped by waves during big winter storms.

I too got swamped, but that was delightfully invigorating. Big storms always remind that that no matter how much we pretend we humans are actually not in charge of planet earth, and that is a good thing. ;>))

Roel Loopers

IT’S GOING TO BE A WET FREO WEEK

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on May 25, 2020

 

 

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There is more of this kind of weather to come this week, so try to stay out of the rain. We are still supposed to stay at home as much as possible anyway because of Covid-19, so if you don’t have to go to work buy a good book.

Stay safe and well, Freo!

 

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FREMANTLE BUFFETED BY STORM

Posted in city of fremantle, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on May 6, 2020

 

 

That is one hell of a storm this morning, with some of the strongest wind I have encountered in Fremantle. I literally could not keep on my feet at the Bathers Beach boardwalk.

If the answer is really blowing in the wind, we should be able to find it today.

I took a few photos on my way to Chalkys cafe, with the recycle bins at my apartment block being blown over, a branch of a tree in Norfolk Street and fences being flattened in Slip Street in Fremantle Port.

And it’s pretty nippy as well and I could have done with a jacket and long pants, but for real men like me that is just invigorating. ;>)) Brrrrrr!

Roel Loopers

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STATE AND CITY GO HALVES FOR ROCKWALL AT PORT BEACH

 

 

Lisa O’Malley, the Member for Bicton, standing in for minister Rita Saffioti, announced this morning at the SAVE PORT BEACH festival that the State and City of Fremantle will go half and half to build a protective rockwall at the very popular endangered beach.

The City of Fremantle and the Western Australian government will each provide $ 200,000 to do what is basically a stop gap measure, as a substantial ocean wall will have to be built to ensure that Port Beach won’t disappear and the restaurant and carpark won’t have to be relocated.

Strong erosion during the winter months means that the future of Port Beach is in limbo and so is the future of the COAST bar, restaurant and cafe.

Roel Loopers

INVIGORATING FREO BEACH WEATHER

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 8, 2019

 

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I grew up in weather like we are having this weekend. It was always quite refreshing to walk along the beach of Scheveningen in Holland when the storm was cold and the rain was pelting my face. I believe optimists call it invigorating. It is indeed!

There were quite a few people walking along the beach and about five kite surfers in the water, and all that was missing was a kiosk with mulled wine and hot chocolate

I took this shot along Leighton and Port beaches. Port Beach has been closed south of the restaurant because of the danger of dune erosion and collapse.

Roel Loopers

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