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GET READY FOR WILD WEATHER FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, maritime, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on October 4, 2019

 

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We are expecting pretty wild weather in Fremantle today with heavy rain and storms, so baton down and stay dry and safe.

I took this ‘watercolour’ of the Maritime Museum early this morning when a big shower hit the South Mole, so I photographed it through the wet windscreen of my car.

Roel Loopers

FREO MARITIME MUSEUM IN THE RAIN

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, museum, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on August 8, 2019

 

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A painterly photo of the Fremantle Maritime Museum in the rain, taken from the South Mole.

Heavy rain is expected later today, so drive accordingly.

Roel Loopers

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HEAVY RAIN CAUSES FREMANTLE FLOODING

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 5, 2019

 

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That was a lot of rain for about an hour this morning till lunch time and the cormer at Phillimore Street was flooded pretty bad.

The walk way at the back of J Shed looked more like Lake Monger and that is not very inviting for people who explore Arthur’s Head.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO WET WEATHER CONTINUES

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on July 6, 2019

 

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That’s enough rain for me for a while! I want sunshine and a bit of warmth in Fremantle and not the wet cold weather we have been having for a bit too long for my taste.

I spent the day up at Arthur’s Head and there were a few nice rainbows but none so spectacular that I wanted to photograph them, so here a shot of the Cappuccino Strip on my way to the West End and the huge puddle reflection at the Whalers Tunnel.

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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REFLECTION OF FREMANTLE MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 23, 2019

 

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When I bumped into my young mate and passionate hobby photographer Paolo Gumina this morning, who was looking for reflections, I took him to my favourite Fremantle reflection of the Maritime Museum, which I take from different angles and puddles every winter.

The lady in yellow pants fishing and passers by added to the great winter picture.

Roel Loopers

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SOME COLOUR TO START A WET WEEK

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 10, 2019

 

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We have had very decent rain the last three days and there are many more showers to come all week so the gardens can’t stop smiling, and I hope the same applies to our farmers.

So to start the wet week a bit of colour for you. It is the lightbox in the children’s creative section at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Roel Loopers

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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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WELCOME WINTER RAIN FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 7, 2019

 

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That was a lovely soaking with rain all night in my part of Fremantle. It was so nice to listen to it that I did not get to sleep till 2am.

The sun is out now but the clouds are being pushed fast by the heavy wind and more rain is expected for the weekend and into next week.

I took these three photos about an hour ago.

Roel Loopers

WINTER SPRINKLER BAN STARTS SATURDAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, climate change, rain, state government, Uncategorized, water by freoview on May 29, 2019

 

Winter sprinklers off!

 

The last week of autumn promises warm days in the mid twenties, but do not forget that the winter sprinkler ban will start this weekend, so adjust your timers to make sure that our precious water is not wasted.

Roel Loopers

 

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