Freo's View

WINTER MORNING AT FREO’S PORT BEACH

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on August 17, 2019

 

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That was a very wet and stormy night in Fremantle and this morning it was invigorating when I and a few other mad people had a walk at Port Beach.

The sun is coming out now so it should be warming up a bit I hope.

Go and enjoy Fremantle, shop around, visit the cafes and restaurants and support our local traders!

Roel LooperS

FREMANTLE SEA SCAPES

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, indian ocean, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2019

 

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It’s nice to start what promises to be a good Sunday with some beauty. I took these two seascapes from the Fremantle South Mole yesterday around midday. The ocean was mirror flat.

Roel Loopers

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HUGE MSC ELMA ARRIVES AT FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, containers, freight, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on July 20, 2019

 

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One of the largest container vessels ever to arrive in Fremantle Port entered the harbour just before 5pm on Saturday afternoon. The 300-metre-long and 50-metre-wide MSC ELMA can carry nearly 9,600 containers.

She was escorted into port by three tug boats.

Roel Loopers

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THIS IS FREMANTLE-in winter

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 12, 2019

 

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THIS IS FREMANTLE-in winter! I took this photo at Bathers Bay this morning while chatting to fellow shooter Peter Zuvela of J Shed.

More fine weather ahead this weekend and next week so perfect for school holidays and for supporting our local Freo traders.

Roel Loopers

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VERY RAINY FREMANTLE DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on July 4, 2019

 

 

What a dreadful day! This is what it looked like at 9am on the South Mole when the front moved in and it has been raining in Fremantle ever since.

Roel Loopers

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PORT BEACH CLIMATE WAR ZONE TOO BIG FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, climate change, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2019

 

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The City of Fremantle is not big enough to win the war against climate change at Port Beach on its own. The erosion is happening every winter and is getting worse, to the point where the owners of the COAST restaurant must be getting worried about the investment they made in the building.

An earth moving machine was fighting a lonely, and not winnable, battle this morning, but a proper seawall should be the responsibility of the State Government.

Roel Loopers

INVIGORATING FREO BEACH WEATHER

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 8, 2019

 

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I grew up in weather like we are having this weekend. It was always quite refreshing to walk along the beach of Scheveningen in Holland when the storm was cold and the rain was pelting my face. I believe optimists call it invigorating. It is indeed!

There were quite a few people walking along the beach and about five kite surfers in the water, and all that was missing was a kiosk with mulled wine and hot chocolate

I took this shot along Leighton and Port beaches. Port Beach has been closed south of the restaurant because of the danger of dune erosion and collapse.

Roel Loopers

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BOARDWALK FROM FREO TO SCARBOROUGH?

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, city planning, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on May 31, 2019

 

The idea by the Tourism Council of WA for a 25km boardwalk from Fremantle all the way to Scarborough is an interesting one, but can it ever be realised?

It would be a hugely expensive project to undertake, have environmental impact, and councils and communities along the path might not like the idea, and who would pay for it?

The proposed new long boardwalk would link the existing boardwalk that links Floreat Beach to City Beach.

I’d love to go for very long leisurely walks along the beautiful Indian Ocean without having to divert into the suburbs to get back to the ocean, but is it viable and has Fremantle Council be consulted about the idea?

I would love to see the Bathers Beach boardwalk extended to the J Shed A Class reserve. That would make a huge difference in the West End.

Roel Loopers

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SHAPES OF FREMANTLE

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on May 11, 2019

 

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I liked the shapes when I noticed the sailing boats at Bathers Bay with the umbrellas of the Bathers Beach House in the foreground.

A bit of colour to start a beautiful Freo weekend.

 

Roel Loopers

CATCHING EASTER DINNER ON THE NORTH MOLE

Posted in city of fremantle, Easter, fishing, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on April 19, 2019

 

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Good to see that it is relatively busy in Fremantle with quite a few people around.

The Fremantle Markets are open and many of the Cappuccino strip cafes and eateries, so no need to stay at home.

Easter is the time where we are supposed to eat fish and where the price for fish always increases, so there were plenty of people on the North Mole this morning trying to catch their own Easter dinner.

Roel Loopers

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