Freo's View

THE LOVELY BEAUTY OF RAIN

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on August 8, 2018

 

 

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I am an incurable romantic and a very Sensitive Old Age Guy, so hence me looking for beauty in just about everything.

There is a bit of rain around Freo today and a lot more expected tomorrow, so try to stay dry and warm.

Roel Loopers

CHILLING OUT IN FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on August 4, 2018

 

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I was on the South and North Mole, at South Cottesloe and at Fremantle’s South Beach this morning because I love it when the ocean is wild. The wind chill factor made it an invigorating experience. Very strong winds also and it was hard to remain on my feet at times.

In Freo town the streets and many cafes were near empty at 11am, so that is not so good for trade. I hope that the weather will be a bit more accommodating on Sunday.

There were not many brave people and dogs on the dog beach either, as this photo shows.

I am cuddling up with a book and look forward to a real winter meal of slow roasted pork belly with Sauerkraut. Mahlzeit! ; >) Yum!!!!

Have a great weekend Freo!

Roel Loopers

 

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KIDS PREPARED FOR RAINY DAYS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 4, 2018

 

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A Freo mum making sure the kids stay dry in today’s rainy weather.

Roel Loopers

HEAVY RAIN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 2, 2018

 

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This large puddle made access to the City of Fremantle at Fremantle Oval a bit of an adventure. Pedestrians had to wait for cars to pass before attempting to walk along the edge of the water log.

There has been a lot of rain and there are huge puddles on the Esplanade as well, and smaller ones in my home as the drains could not cope. ; >(

Roel Loopers

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HEAVY RAIN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, roundhouse, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on June 27, 2018

 

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There has been a lot of rain in Fremantle since yesterday early evening, with some very heavy showers.

The foot and bicycle path near the Roundhouse always gets flooded, and that also effects the  busy railway crossing to the historic tourist destination, so something the City of Fremantle should improve, as it is not great to walk through deep puddles whenever there are showers.

Roel Loopers

PS: My car was parked at the Elizabeth’s bookshop warehouse when I took the top photo.

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FREMANTLE A DESTINATION FOR ALL SEASONS

Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, seasons, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on June 26, 2018

 

 

Nice soft winter morning light in the High Street mall today, shows that Fremantle is beautiful every day of the year.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S WINTERWORLD SKATING DELIGHT

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, festival, Uncategorized, winter, winter festival by freoview on June 24, 2018

 

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The Fremantle WINTERWORLD skating festival opened yesterday to the delight of young and old.

The ice rink has been made all weather proof with a roof over it, because last year there was a lot of rain which discouraged people from skating.

The big blue slide is always a big attraction and so are the mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. There are a lot of food stalls, from Indian to pizza, so head out to the Fremantle Esplanade for some hours of real winter fun.

WINTERWORLD is open every day till mid July.

Roel Loopers

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WETTING MY WINTER APPETITE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on June 12, 2018

 

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I tend to hibernate quite a bit, especially during the winter months, so I forced myself away from the couch, a book and the heater and went for a stroll through Fremantle.

I took the still life photos of the wet tables at the National Hotel and Lapa.

Now the pea&ham soup is slowly simmering. The best thing about winter for me are the winter meals! ; >)

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

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

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