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CREATIVE DAY AT FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 17, 2020

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The Paint the Port day is on March 14 where people are asked to submit photos and paintings of Fremantle Port, so I wanted to show some different perspectives of the port, and hope to encourage people not to shoot the obvious.

While wandering around Freo for three hours on Sunday afternoon I took these photos on Victoria Quay. The reflections were taking in the revolving door of the Maritime Museum

For more information go to http://www.fremantleports.com.au/news/paint-the-port

Roel Loopers

PAINT THE PORT WITH YOUR CAMERA

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2020

 

Paint the Port

 

Paint the Port on March 14 is a great event for everyone who likes to take photos, and the colour does not matter. You can paint the port red, yellow, blue or green, or all of the above, as long as you come up with a creative image.

Think about different locations and angles for your photos, take them very early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or at night, and make sure to investigate angles at Roushead and the North Mole for different perspectives of our working port. The sunrise shots taken from the South Mole can also be fantastic.

There is also an art competition, so start painting, make collages, drawings, etc.

You can enter your photos and artworks well before March 14, but also on the day, as there are different prizes.

Check out all the details: http://www.fremantleports.com.au/news/paint-the-port

And the good news is that I’ll be judging the photo comp, so absolutely everyone I know will win a prize, and that is half of Freo. ; >) Only joking. May the best woman/man/boy/girl win! Good luck. Dare to be different!

Roel Loopers

CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS DIVERTS QUEEN MARY II TO FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, cruises, fremantle ports, health, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2020

 

 

Fremantle will benefit from global coronavirus concerns when the Queen Mary II cruise ship makes an unscheduled visit to Fremantle Port next week.

The cruiseliner is in Phuket, Thailand at present where she was scheduled to do an Asian tour, but instead she will sail straight from the Thai port to Fremantle and arrive here mid next week.

Passengers who were going to board the ship in Singapore will now instead be flown to Perth at the expense of Cunard Lines, and board the ship in Fremantle.

The QM II is also scheduled to be in Fremantle Port on March 14 during the Paint the Port event.

Roel Loopers

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MUA NEW PORT ATTACK ON MEMBER FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized, Westport taskforce by freoview on February 1, 2020

 

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Fremantle wharfies are not happy with plans for a new port at Kwinana, so the Maritime Uniion of Australia(MUA) have put a full page advertisement in the Fremantle Herald attacking our local member Minister Simone McGurk.

The MUA claims it will cost 8,000 Freo jobs, and that it would be a broken election promise by the Labor party, who stated they would keep Fremantle a working port.

It is still very premature as the final report of the Westport Taskforce has not been completed and the government has yet to make a decision, but all indications are that the first three preferred options of the taskforce are to move the port to Kwinana and leave Fremantle for cruiseships, and I too would be disappointed about that.

There is no doubt that a new port would be largely automated, so fewer jobs for wharfies, but it is probably a good idea for the MUA to sit down with the stevedore companies and state government to make sure wharfies are being retrained to whatever new jobs will become available.

I have stated it many time that I love the working port in Fremantle and the huge cranes on North Quay, and a new port will be at least 10-15 years away if and when the labor government decide yo build one near Kwinana, so I won’t be seeing it.

Roel Loopers

VICTORIA QUAY TRADERS MARKET THIS SATURDAY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, market, Uncategorized by freoview on January 31, 2020

 

Feb 1. VQ TRaders Market

 

The Victoria Quay Traders Markets is on in Fremantle this Saturday from 10am to 4pm, so go and have a stroll in the port and check out what is for sale and have some yummmy food from one of the foodstalls.

There is also a huge indoor plants sale in B Shed, so something on offer for the whole family.

Roel Loopers

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TRADERS MARKET AT VICTORIA QUAY

 

Feb 1. VQ TRaders Market

 

Early warning that the Victoria Quay TRADERS MARKETS will be held this coming Saturday, February 1 from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a huge indoor plant sale in B Shed, plus food trucks, vintage, collectables, artisan products, etc.

Roel Loopers

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START OF THE LONG WEEKEND MONDAY

Posted in australia day, cafe, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on January 27, 2020

 

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When I lived in Beaconsfield and White Gum Valley my first port of call in the morning was to drive onto the South Mole and see what is happening in Fremantle Port, but now that I moved into the inner city I start my days with a walk to the West End and coffee at CHALKYS cafe in High Street. After that I walk over to Victoria Quay and check out the port activities.

I took these two photos this morning on the long weekend Monday. It is going to be a hot day, so support the cafes that opened specifically for YOU!, even if some will charge a little bit more because they have to pay staff more.

Roel Loopers

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FREO HOME FOR VASCO DA GAMA

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism by freoview on January 25, 2020

 

 

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On my way to the One Day in Fremantle smoking ceremony at Bathers Beach this morning I noticed the cruiseliner Vasco Da Gama entering Fremantle Port, so three Nankeen herons and I welcomed them at Victoria Quay.

Fremantle is the homeport for the Vasco Da Gama this season, so we’ll see more of her and her passengers. Bom Dia!

Roel Loopers

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SUNSET FOOD TRUCKS BACK AT THE RIVER

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on January 20, 2020

 

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Food trucks are back under the bridge at the Fremantle East Street jetty this Monday evening from 5pm.

It is a lovely location at the Swan river, where one can enjoy views of the port and the sunset, so go and check it out!

Roel Loopers

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FREE MOVIES IN FREO PORT

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, fremantle ports, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2020

 

Port movies

 

School holidays are almost over, but there is still plenty to do for the children, such as the great Victoria Quay Movie Marathon by Fremantle Ports.

It is on every night this week and the movies start at 7pm, doors open at 6pm.

The movies are FREE and so are the bean bags for the first 50 arrivals, plus there is free popcorn and icecream.

It is in B Shed where the Rottnest Island ferry terminal is and there is heaps of parking at Victoria Quay.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers

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