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.
If you thought it was cold this morning for a summer’s day when you woke up you are not wrong. I should have put on a jacket when I went out at 6 am to take photos of the Fremantle Rainbow sculpture.
According to BOM the Perth/Fremantle region had last year the coolest 12 months in a decade and the coldest winter in over 20 years, so stay warm and hug a loved one, or a stranger if you are brave enough. :>)
Alternatively get a nice coffee or tea in one of the many great Freo cafes! I just did at the Moore&Moore cafe where I was served by the lovely Persephone and Hannah.
It has been a very pleasant summer in Fremantle so far with the early sea breeze keeping the temperatures down on most days and making the nights balmy. I took these photos of the Maritime Museum and Indian Ocean at sunset yesterday. They make for a good start of the mid week.
It has been unusually busy in Fremantle on week days lately and today was the same again with a large number of people at Bathers Beach and the Fishing Boat Harbour, but the alfresco cafes along the Cappuccino Strip were also doing well.
I took the ‘Sunset Dinner at Joe’s’ and ‘Summertime‘ photos around 7 pm today. It’s hard not to love Freo!