Freo's View

FREMANTLE SUNDAY STREET PHOTOS

Posted in fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 28, 2017

 

 

It such a beautiful Sunday that I had to go out and wander around Fremantle, and I took these street photos.

Roel Loopers

 

EASTER AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, fishing, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 17, 2017

It is not often one sees people fishing at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach but today there were a few, probably because the South Mole was packed full. But it paid off. I watched one man reeling in an 80 centimetre-long salmon.

Got this lovely colourful family selfie photo, as well as the dressed-up fisherman sculpture in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

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GOOD FRIDAY FREO FUN DAY

Posted in fishing, fremantle, hospitality, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on April 14, 2017

 

The boring Good Fridays of the past are over in Fremantle and most cafes are open for business and were busy already just after nine this morning.

I have never seen so many people fishing on the South Mole as today, with (illegal) parking on both sides full.

Supermarkets are closed but the great Peaches in South Freo is open and so are the Fremantle Markets and the Fishing Boat Harbour traders.

The Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is on at the Esplanade from 12-5 pm and there is live music at J Shed from midday and a pancake stall to have some yummy food.

Just go for a wander and explore beautiful old Freo and find more traders open for business.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DAY

Posted in fishing, fremantle, western australia by freoview on March 30, 2017

The fishing industries and Department of Fisheries are holding the W.A. Sustainable Seafood Day at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour tomorrow, Friday March 31.

This is an industry day but the public is welcome, so if you like seafood and are around tomorrow go and check it out.

Could we please also have an affordable seafood day where the fishing industries try to find solutions to make seafood cheaper and more affordable. The 50+ dollar per kilo for fish is not affordable for low-income earners.

Roel Loopers

 

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BLESSING OF FLEET MULTICULTURAL SHOWCASE

Posted in blessing of the fleet, fremantle, multicultural by freoview on October 30, 2016

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The traditional and very lovely Blessing of the Fleet was held in Fremantle again today, so don’t get a fright when the fireworks go off at  4pm and 8pm today.

The Blessing was held for the first time in Freo in 1948, the year I was born, so it is pretty old. Unlike me though it is still vibrant with many young people joining in the parade to the Fishing Boat Harbour, where they board the fishing boats for a ride through the harbour.

I love the tradition of the blessing as it has become so much more than a religious event and is now a true showcase of Freo’s fantastic multiculturalism.

Roel Loopers

FREEZING FREMANTLE FISHING

Posted in fishing, fremantle, fremantle ports, western australia by freoview on September 28, 2016

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The anglers were freezing their butts off this morning on the Fremantle north mole and the fish were not biting, but the port cranes in the background made for a nice pic during this slow news period.

Roel Loopers

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A LOVELY RIVER WALK IN NORTH FREMANTLE

Posted in aboriginal, fremantle, nature, western australia by freoview on July 25, 2016

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I took advantage of the beautiful sunny Monday morning and went for a nice walk from Rule Street in North Fremantle to Mosman Park along the lovely path above the Swan River.

It is a great walk to also learn about nature and history while exercising at there are a lot of information signs.

I found out about the State Implement and Engineering Works that used to be there, that held the patent for the revolutionary stump jump plough. It also produced the keel of Australia II that won the America’s Cup in 1983.

The first WA land grand was given along the path in 1839 to the ‘Billy Goat Farm’ and there was a limestone quarry and Colonial Sugar.

The Wadjuk Noongar people used the area for camping and fishing and tools were found at Minim Cove that date back 9,930 years. The local indigenous people knew that when the paper bark flowered the mullet would run, so a great spot for fishing.

I walked for just a bit over an hour, but one can venture further into Mosman Park. Great views back to Fremantle and some interesting and very expensive houses north of the path.

There is a good car parking spot at the end of Rule Street, or take the train to North Fremantle, or hop on your bike.

Roel Loopers

 

RAIN IS GOOD FOR FISHING

Posted in fishing, fremantle by freoview on April 12, 2016

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The Fremantle South Mole was packed with anglers this morning trying to take advantage of the rainy weather and catch a lot of fish. It is not often that crowded, so had to take a photo.

Roel Loopers

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SHIP SHAPE AT THE FREO FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in boating, fremantle, photography by freoview on April 6, 2016

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Working hard to getting it all ship shape this morning at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers/ROEL.COM.AU

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GOOD FRIDAY FISHING FOR A FREE FEED

Posted in fishing, fremantle by freoview on March 25, 2016

Good Friday fishing

 

It is Good Friday so many people out on the Fremantle South Mole to catch a free feed of fish this morning.

Interesting to note that IGA on Hampton Road is closed but Peaches and the Fremantle Markets are open today.

Roel Loopers

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