Freo's View

ABOUT RAIN, MAD DOGS AND GOLFERS

Posted in fremantle, rain, sport, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 20, 2017

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It’s wet, cold and windy out there, so a real winter’s day in Fremantle.

I was very adventurous, like the old Dutch explorers, and went out all the way to Point Walter to take these photos.

The golfers were all in wet weather gear and seem to enjoy themselves, but I rather be on the couch with a good book when it’s cold, so I drove back to Freo to Elizabeth’s bookshop for a browse and finding some light reading.

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SATURDAY FOG PHOTOS

Posted in fremantle, photography, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on May 13, 2017

 

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I could not stop myself from going out again and take more photos of this morning’s fog in Fremantle.

I drove along the Swan river to Blackwall Reach and Point Walter to take these images.

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GREAT FREO SUNRISE TO START LONG WEEKEND

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, photography by freoview on March 4, 2017

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What a beautiful morning to start the long weekend!

A stunning sunrise with lovely clouds created these photos of Fremantle Port and Point Walter.

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SOME FAVOURITE FREO PHOTOS OF 2016

Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on December 22, 2016

 

Some of my favourite photos of 2016.

I will publish my good, bad and ugly of Fremantle review after Christmas, so stay tuned.

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WINTER IN FREO IS ALMOST OVER

Posted in fremantle, nature, western australia by freoview on July 22, 2016

 

Blackwall Reach is one of my favourite walks in the Fremantle area. The other one is the walk from Rule Street in North Fremantle to Mosman Park just above the river.

I had a walk along the former today and sat soaking up the sun for half an hour listening to the birds. It was very quiet and I only saw three people, but on weekends there are a whole lot more and also many cyclists.

A tram from Fremantle ran through the Blackwall Reach reserve to Point Walter from 1915 to 1940. Point Walter was a very popular holiday destination for city slickers then.

I took some happy snaps along the way and am happy to announce that spring is in the air.

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RAIN CLOUDS AT POINT WALTER

Posted in fremantle, photography, western australia by freoview on May 18, 2016

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A very early start to do some blogging this morning, but then I could not get on line, so went for a drive through Fremantle and beyond instead to feel the autumn rain.

I am not much of a nature photographer but took this moody shot just before sunrise at Point Walter.

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BIRDS WINTER BREAK

Posted in birds, fremantle, nature by freoview on July 26, 2015

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These birds were having a break from the wet and enjoying the sunshine at Point Walter this morning.

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YOUNG SAILORS AT POINT WALTER

Posted in city of melville, fremantle, sailing, sport by freoview on April 8, 2015

The change in weather is sudden and quite nice, so I had to look for long pants this morning for the first time in five months. A drive along the river when it is so calm and overcast is always nice and I happened to come across some young sailors at Point Walter. It appears to be the private boys schools like Wesley and Scotch College doing a bit of school holiday yacht racing.

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SUNRISE AT POINT WALTER

Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on February 18, 2015

The stillness of sunrise is something most people miss out on, especially in summer when it happens just after 5 am. It is well worth getting up for though and even the joggers were taking photos at Point Walter this morning.

I needed a bit of a break from politics, amalgamation mess and Fremantle not doubling in size, so had a very early start of the day after a sleepless night.

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AUTUMN STORM HITS FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 8, 2013

I love storms, bad weather, lightning and thunder, so I could not resist having a drive around this afternoon and take photos. At Fremantle‘s Leighton Beach, walking against the wind, I thought my eyeballs would blow out so strong was the storm. The Swan River looked like an ocean with waves crashing ashore at Bicton, Applecross and Point Walter.

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