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VERY BUSY FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2018

 

 

It is a very busy day at Fremantle Port this Friday with ten vessels at berth.

At Victoria Quay there are three cruise liners, the delayed Regatta that was supposed to sail out last evening, the Astor, and the Silver Shadow, which arrived just after 1 pm.

There is also a RoRo vessel and two supply ships at Victoria Quay.

At North Quay there are three container ships and one scrap metal vessel.

Lots of pleasure boats also passing through the port plus the Rottnest Island ferries.

Roel Loopers

BEAUTIFUL BOXING DAY

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on December 26, 2017

 

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There is something invigorating for me to watch the buzz at the B Shed Rottnest Island ferry terminal in Fremantle port early in the morning.

People are excited and the cafe is pumping out hundreds of cups of good coffee, while commercial ships enter or leave the port.

It was kind off reassuring to see that I am not the only one who has aged in the last eight years, but that my former Sri Lankan lover Indira’s stunningly beautiful face now also has a few wrinkles. She was on her way to Rotto.

(We oldies keep telling everyone it’s the youthful attitude that counts, not the years we have been battling to survive on this planet. ; >)

The cafes and shops are open, the beaches clean and the weather a pleasant 27 degrees, so enjoy Freo today and support our local traders!!

….. and for the couch potatoes and sports fanatics there is the Boxing Day cricket test match and the Sydney to Hobart sailing spectacle on TV. I love those traditions.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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CHRISTMAS ON ROTTO

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, rottnest island, Uncategorized by freoview on December 24, 2017

 

 

It was unusually quiet on the waters and at the Fremantle B Shed Rottnest Island ferry terminal this Sunday morning, but that might be the quiet before the storm tomorrow and the fact that most people would have left for Rotto yesterday for a nice long Christmas weekend.

I had a 6.30 am double espresso at the B Shed cafe and took these photos of Victoria Quay.

Roel Loopers

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NEW FREO DOCK PUB A BIG HIT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on December 23, 2017

 

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The new pop-up pub The Dock at B Shed on Victoria Quay opened on Friday afternoon and was an immediate success.

The place was absolutely buzzing when I checked it out at five o’clock, a sign that when one offers something new and does proper social media marketing one can attract a crowd from day one.

It’s a perfect spot to watch the port activities and sunset, so go and have a look at it.

The pop-up is only on for the month of January, but a brand new permanent small bar will open on Victoria Quay early next year east of the E Shed markets.

Roel Loopers

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MOODY FREO WEATHER PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on December 18, 2017

 

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The weather was not anywhere as severe last night as BOM had predicted, but I took these two moody photos around 6 pm from the top of an East Fremantle hill ovelooking Fremantle port.

Roel Loopers

SUNSET AT SAILING SHIP LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2017

 

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It is important for our soul and wellbeing to always know that there is more beauty in life than negativity, so here another photo I took on Sunday night of the sunset behind the SS Leeuwin and Fremantle Maritime Museum.

We are blessed to live in such a gorgeous city as Fremantle.

As a photographer finding beauty in the ordinary is my quest in life.

Roel Loopers

SUNSET AT THE FREMANTLE MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2017

 

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Another beautiful sunset at the Fremantle Maritime Museum yesterday.

Roel Loopers

KWINANA PORT FORUM ON TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on November 20, 2017

 

There is a forum on the planning of a Kwinana Port TODAY, November 20 at Victoria Hall in Fremantle. It is on from 7pm-9.30pm.

The Kwinana Outer Harbour has been in the pipeline for over twenty years and was the solution to freight hitting Fremantle long before the Perth Freight Link was dreamed up. The new Westport Task Force was recently formed by the State Government to finally make it a reality.

Nicole Lockwood, Chair of Westport will talk of her plans,  and Fremantle Mayor Dr Brad Pettitt will speak on the opportunities this opens up for Fremantle.

Infrastructure adviser Cameron Edwards will speak on why a Kwinana port will lead to jobs growth and massive economic potential for WA, Professor Philip Jennings on the environmental considerations, and Professor Peter Newman on transport planning and why this all makes sense.

A Q&A will follow presentations.

The Western Harbours Alliance purpose is to help establish new partnerships between community, government and business to create the opportunities and overcome the barriers to building a new 21st century port in the Perth Metropolitan Region, bringing great economic, employment and social benefits for the people of Western Australia. WHA is a member of the Westport Reference Group.

http://www.westernharboursalliance.com

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BONJOUR TO FREO FRENCH NAVY FRIGATE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2017

 

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The first thing I do most mornings is drive onto the Fremantle South Mole to have a look at the activity in port.

This morning a French navy frigate arrived and turned around in the harbour, so here some photos of it.

I did not find anything about the vessel on the Fremantle Port website, so don’t know the name of the ship or the duration of her stay in port.

 

Roel Loopers

FOOD TRUCKS AT EAST STREET JETTY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, swan river, Uncategorized by freoview on November 13, 2017

 

 

Great thunder and lighting and quite a bit of rain in Fremantle last night, but a perfect Monday to visit the Food Trucks Under the Bridge at the East Street jetty from 5pm today.

Roel Loopers

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