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SHAPES OF FREMANTLE

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

 

Fremantle shapes

 

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

 

fishing

 

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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FREMANTLE WELCOMES AUSTRALIAN TOURISM EXCHANGE

 

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Fremantle welcomes the delegate for the Australian Tourism Exchange 2019. We hope you love your time in our gorgeous city!

Around 1,500 Australian seller delegates from approximately 550 companies, 650 key buyer delegates from over 30 countries, and 70 international and Australian media attend this global event.

Organised by Tourism Australia in partnership with Tourism Western Australia, ATE19 will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8 to 12 April.

The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) is Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event.

The event brings together Australian tourism businesses, and tourism wholesalers and retailers from around the world through a combination of scheduled business appointments and networking events. It also provides international travel buyers with the opportunity to experience Australia’s tourism offering first-hand through pre and post-event familiarisations.

Have fun!

Roel Loopers

 

FREMANTLE SAILING CLUB OPEN DAY TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, sailing, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on March 31, 2019

 

Fremantle Sailing Club

 

The Fremantle Sailing Club has its open day today, Sunday March 31, so go and have a look and take advantage of the special new member’s deal they are offering.

From 3pm Lee Sappho will be playing and the views from the bar/restaurant are gorgeous, so go and have a look!

Roel Loopers

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PLASTIC FREE FISH AND SIPS A FIRST FOR FREMANTLE

 

The Fish and Sips festival at  the Coast Port Beach this weekend will be the first Fremantle festival that will be single-use plastic free.

Fremantle Council adopted the sustainable events policy in November last year. The policy excludes the provision, use, distribution or sale of single-use plastics including straws, cutlery, bottles, cups, plates, containers, bags and cling-wrap at all events produced by the City of Fremantle.

Although single-use plastics are not banned from third party events in Fremantle, the policy does encourage event organisers not to use them.  Fish and Sips wants to support that, so they’ve purchased 15,000 reusable polycarbonate and melamine cups specifically for the festival.

Coast is very aware of the beach environment they are operating in and for the Cuban club event recently they served 35,000 drinks in a day with no single-use plastic, and in this Fish and Sips event they’ll be doing similar numbers over the weekend – all of this in reusable cups.

The venue management believe it’s essential to the survival of Coast Port Beach that they’re able to use the beach and the beautiful ocean backdrop, so they are doing their part to preserve this and also blazing a trail by being the first event to do this on a large scale

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said “The impact of plastic in our environment is well documented, with some studies suggesting that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.  The fact that you can put on a large event like Fish and Sips and not use single-use plastic demonstrates there are cost effective alternatives available.”

The Fish and Sips festival is on from Friday 29 March until Sunday 31 March.

For more information visit the Coast Port Beach website.

 

Roel Loopers

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SUNSET AT THE SOUTH MOLE LIGHTHOUSE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, sunset, Uncategorized by freoview on February 25, 2019

 

sunset

 

The Fremantle Annual General Electors Meeting was over in under an hour this evening, so just enough time to capture the lovely sunset from the South Mole of Fremantle port.

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ROTTNEST EXPRESS TAKES A DIVE

Posted in city of fremantle, rottnest island, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on February 1, 2019

Fremantle’s Rottnest Express ferry service has taken a massive $ 26.7 million dive since Sealink also started a ferry service to the Quokka island 15 months ago.

Financial results published by Journey Beyond, which purchase Rottnest Express in 2016 states that competitor business impacted on the performance of Rottnest Express.

From my own observations it has been very busy at the Victoria Quay B Shed ferry terminal, but Sealink initially struggled to gain ground.

Competition has shown to be good though for passengers as there are more specials on offer since the second ferry service was established.

Roel Loopers

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CRASHED CAR PULLED OUT OF OCEAN AT SOUTH MOLE

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, south mole, Uncategorized by freoview on January 29, 2019

 

south mole 1

south mole 2

 

I was on the North Mole this morning when I noticed the large crane on the South Mole, so it had to be there to put the Mitsubish Magna out of the Indian Ocean that crashed last night and left one person dead.

Unfortunately I did not have a long lens with me so the quality of the two photos is not great as I had to crop them considerably.

Roel Loopers

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DRAGONS WORLD SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, sailing, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on January 4, 2019

 

The 2019 Dragons World Sailing Championships started off the coast of Fremantle this morning and will continue until January 9.

Ten races will be held over the six days with some starting as early as 9.30 a.m, depending on the wind conditions, which were strong this morning.

The race course is similar to the one during the 1987 America’s Cup.

A fleet of 35 dragons will compete, which includes  15 international teams.

The event was a bit too far off the coast this morning for me to take photos, so I hope they’ll come a bit closer to the South Mole soon.

Roel Loopers

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STARTING THE NEW YEAR AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on January 1, 2019

 

NY at Bathers

 

Starting the New Year with a refreshing dip in the Indian Ocean at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach. It’s going to be 31 degrees, so enjoy it!

Roel Loopers

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