Freo's View

LUCKY TO LIVE IN FREMANTLE

 

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I love early mornings in Fremantle because it always makes me realise how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place.

To head out onto the South Mole and see the always great Indian Ocean and the stunning sunrises is something very special for me.

….and I love every other hour of the day living in good old Freo as well!

Here two photos I took just before 7am this morning.

Roel Loopers

 

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SUNSET DINNER AT THE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, Uncategorized by freoview on March 19, 2018

 

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We are having delightful early autumn days but that won’t last, so take advantage of the great weather today and have sunset dinner at the port at the¬†Under the Bridge Freo Food Trucks at the East Street jetty.

It’s on from 5 till about 8.30pm, so enjoy it!

Roel Loopers

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SUMMER HAS ARRIVED-IN AUTUMN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, seasons, summer, Uncategorized by freoview on March 14, 2018

 

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It looks like the big G. up in the heavens is getting old and confused because summer has finally arrived, now that we’ve moved into autumn. What a stinker it was yesterday- the hottest day since February last year.

It is not going to be much better today because high humidity will offsett the slightly lower temperature.

Good to get outside around sunset and feel the first quite cool seabreeze at 7pm. That’s when I took these photos of Fremantle Port.

Roel Loopers

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HIGH STREET UPGRADE FINALLY-MAYBE.

Posted in city of fremantle, freight, fremantle port, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on March 6, 2018

 

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Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti today unveiled a proposal for the widening of High Street, between Stirling Highway and Carrington Street, to improve safety and address peak hour congestion in the area.

The draft concept plans, which will now be taken to the community for feedback, include a roundabout at the Stirling Highway intersection; a wide median to separate traffic and preserve a number of mature trees; and a single-lane service road for residents north of High Street.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said it appeared the message provided by the public that previous models were overly intrusive and expensive had been heard.

“Our community wants to see reduced noise and pollution, and improved safety for motorists and pedestrians, as well as those living along High Street and users of the nearby Frank Gibson Park netball courts.

“We are also keen to ensure the upgrade provides a suitable sense of ‘arrival’ and welcome at what is a key gateway into Fremantle.”

Mayor Pettitt said the City would play a partnership role with the State Government and Main Roads to ensure local stakeholders including members and officials of the nearby Fremantle Public Golf Course, High Street residents and the broader community were consulted closely during the process to develop and finalise the upgrade design.

COMMENT:

This is promising news but it is disappointing that the WA Government Media department still has not reached the 2000s and acknowledges the importance of blogs such as Freo’s View.

I have often and in detail reported about all the plans by the former government and the news that suddenly the High Street upgrade was scrapped for a tunnel to nowhere.

Neither the Premier’s media people, nor those of our local representatives Josh Wilson MP and ¬†Minister Simone McGurk, or the City of Fremantle flak catchers bothered to inform me. I need an emoji with a one finger salute! ; >)

Roel Loopers

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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!

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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.

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$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.

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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.

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