The unusual sight of two Spanish navy ships in Fremantle port attracted a few people this afternoon.
The Dutchy in me always thinks of the Spanish Armada and remembers the Spanish occupation of the Netherlands a trillion years ago, so I blame my history teacher for the trauma. ; >)
I don’t know what WELCOME in Spanish is, but I hope to see a lot of the sailors at the Roundhouse on Thursday when I am on volunteer guide duty.
Woodside christened its first LNG-powered vessel Siem Thiima at Fremantle’s Victoria Quay yesterday.
Here a photo of it with the cruiseliner Aurora in the background.
The beautiful Silver Whisper cruise ship is in Fremantle harbour but at the unusual location of C Shed, not the Passenger Terminal.
I believe Freo is due for many cruiseliners in the next weeks, which is great as it has been almost eerie quiet in town lately.
It looks like it is going to be a busy Sunday in Fremantle although there is still rain forecast.
The Queen Mary 2 arrived this morning and thousands of passengers were disembarking to take in the sights. Many hopped on busses to the Pinnacles and the Swan Valley, but a large number also walked into Freo.
City of Fremantle volunteer guides were at hand to assist with directions and information.
Add to that the 10,000 spectators expected this afternoon at Fremantle Oval for the first home game of the Dockers AFL women’s team and it should be buzzing in good old Freo this afternoon.
Come visit Freo today and enjoy the unique atm0sphere and the many quirky shops and cafes you won’t find in any shopping centre!
The first of the FREE Harbour Sundays concerts at the Fremantle Maritime Museum starts today and will go on every Sunday from 6-9 pm until 26 February.
With local live music, DJs and panoramic views over the Indian Ocean, it’s the perfect way to finish your weekend.
Today The Durongs, The Floors and DJ Sarah Tout will provide the entertainment and the bar will be open.
Great views from the upstairs deck over Fremantle Port and the perfect location to watch the sunset.
The Italian naval frigate Carabiniere entered Fremantle Port this morning and will be open to the public tomorrow on Australia Day from 10-12am and from 2-4 pm.
Go say buongiorno!