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BUSY FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on February 24, 2018

 

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It was busy in Fremantle Port late Friday afternoon when the cruiseliner Pacific Princess departed surrounded by sailing vessels which were in the harbour for the start of a regatta.

Among the spectators was Jon Sanders, who last week returned from his 10th solo sailing trip around the world.

And there was also a formation flight in the sky in preparation for today’s Queens Baton Relay.

Roel Loopers

GREAT SUNSETS AND FOOD TRUCKS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2018

 

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The Under the Bridge Foodtrucks at the Fremantle East Street jetty on Mondays are very popular and a fantastic idea, that is now being emulated in Mosman Park, and from tomorrow on also on Thursdays at the John Tonkin Reserve in East Fremantle.

There were a lot of people young and old having a good time last night while a band was playing invigorating music.

If you haven’t experienced sitting at the Swan River, watching the sun set behind the port while having yummy food, go do it next Monday as summer is almost over!

Roel Loopers

FREO POPULAR CRUISESHIP PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2018

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According to the Fremantle Ports ‘shipping movement’ this morning the Queen Mary II was scheduled to departure at 5.30pm, but after an hour and a half of waiting the cruise liner had not moved from berth. It turned out when I got home that the new departure time is 10.30pm instead.

But my waiting on the South Mole was not in vain as I got a nice shot of the Astor and QM II together and Astor leaving port just before sunset.

Roel Loopers

 

 

$100 MILLION YACHT VISITS FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on February 6, 2018

 

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The three-masted Bermuda rigged schooner EOS sailed into Fremantle Port at 10.30 am today.

The $ 100 million EOS is one of the largest private sailing vessels in the world and is 92.92 metres long.

It is at berth at D Shed so a little bit hard to see behind the shed, but it can be viewed from the South Mole.

Roel Loopers

 

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ROTTNEST ISLAND VISITORS RECORD

Posted in city of fremantle, holiday, rottnest island, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on February 5, 2018

 

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Visitors’ numbers to Rottnest Island are increasing, with last year being a record with nearly 665,000 visitors.

December and January saw a 16 per cent increase compared to the previous year and I have no doubt that is due to ferry competition and reduced ticket prices to go to Rotto.

Since Sealink became a Rottnest ferry operator the Rottnest Express have slashed their prices and now run hourly morning ferries to the holiday island. Sealink offers free children fares, so that is all good for those who complained in the past that ferry fares were ridiculously high.

Roel Loopers

LOVELY CLOUDS OVER FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on February 2, 2018

 

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The lighthouse and clouds around 5.45 pm today at the Fremantle South Mole in the port.

Roel Loopers

POPULAR SUPER BLUE MOON

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on January 31, 2018

 

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First nibble of the moon

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Second nibble of the moon

 

After the special City of Fremantle planning committee meeting about the Woolstores shopping centre site I had to stay to have a look at the super blue moon of course and drove onto the South Mole.

I took the first nibble of the moon with the Maritime Museum and the second nible of the moon with the old cranes.

My relocation for the final stages was not successful however as it was totally packed full at Monument Hill, so I could not get a spot to park.

Roel Loopers

BATTLING THE FLAG ON SS LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on January 27, 2018

 

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Fremantle Port is one of my favourite destinations in Fremantle. I visit it every day.

I love the always changing port with Rottnest ferries coming and going, the arrival and departure of container and massive RoRo ships, and the the great sight of majestic cruise liners.

Especially on weekends hundreds of small pleasure crafts create a buzz of excitement on their way out to the Indian Ocean in the early morning.

Yesterday this young man was struggling high up the mast with the WA flag on the Sailing Ship Leeuwin and that made for an interesting photo.

Roel Loopers

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HARBOUR SUNDAYS MUSIC AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 24, 2018

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The free Harbour Sundays concerts are back at the Fremantle Maritime Museum for 2018 for Sunday nights of local music for five weeks.

Harbour Sundays is the perfect way to spend a summer by the Indian Ocean, with stunning ocean views at an iconic Fremantle landmark and some of the best sunsets.

It’s is upstairs on the deck, so great views of the port activities as well.

Music starts at 5 pm.

HARBOUR SUNDAYS 2018 PROGRAM

Sunday January 28
Delilah Rose and The Gunslingers
Kat Wilson Trio
DJ Jas Hughes (Drivetime)

Sunday February 4
Grace Sanders
Jacob Diamond
DJ Lorraine Clifford (Drastic on Plastic, SMCD)

Sunday February 11
Human Contact
De Cuba Son
DJ Claude Mono (El Ritmo, GAOTS)

Sunday February 18
Racoo Charles and The Moke Folk
Justin Walshe Folk Machine
DJ Tamara Szep (Rockin’ The Roots)

Sunday February 25
Crucial Rockers
Boom Bap Pow
DJ Foxman (Soulsides)

 

FREO FOOD TRUCKS UNDER THE BRIDGE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on January 22, 2018

 

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It is a brilliant day for the Fremantle FOOD TRUCKS UNDER THE BRIDGE today, so get on your bikes, walk or drive to the East Street Jetty from 5-9pm today for excellent food and great sunsets at the Swan River.

 

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