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WET, WILD, WINDY FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 14, 2017

 

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As a teenage boy in the Netherlands I would ride my bike from The Hague to Scheveningen to watch the wildness and incredible power of the North Sea during storms, and I do the same here in Fremantle and drive onto the South Mole every day to watch the mighty Indian Ocean.

It is very wet, wild and windy out there today, so pretty gorgeous really, so here two photos I took around 11am this morning.

 

Roel Loopers

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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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SHOWING OFF FREMANTLE’S WINTER

Posted in city of fremantle, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 4, 2017

I just want to create a bit of envy in Europe and the eastern states and show off Fremantle’s winter. It’s going to be 25 degrees celsius, but maybe even higher and the forecast for tomorrow is similar.

What a gorgeous Sunday on our WA DAY long weekend and thousands of people flocking to Freo for that unique experience one won’t get anywhere else.

Roel Loopers

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SATURDAY FOG PHOTOS

Posted in fremantle, photography, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on May 13, 2017

 

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I could not stop myself from going out again and take more photos of this morning’s fog in Fremantle.

I drove along the Swan river to Blackwall Reach and Point Walter to take these images.

Roel Loopers

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

 

COLD MORNING AT FREO RAINBOW

Posted in art, fremantle, photography, summer, weather by freoview on January 6, 2017

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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.

Roel Loopers

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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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PAINTERLY RAIN PHOTOS OF VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in art, fremantle, photography, rain, weather by freoview on October 15, 2016

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I had to get up early to let a family function into the Roundhouse at 6.45 this morning, and as I am never late I was far too early and already at Victoria Quay at 6 am, just when a heavy shower came through.

These impressionist and painterly photos were created by the rain water on the windscreen of my car.

Roel Loopers

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