Freo's View

WILD, WET AND NOISY FREO MORNING

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on April 22, 2018

 

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Fremantle people stayed at home, maybe even in bed, this wild, wet and wonderful Sunday morning as thunder, lightning and heavy rain visited our old city.

I was the only customer at the normally very busy Chalkys cafe in the West End at 7.30am and was one of only three customers at IGA in South Fremantle at 8.30am.

The photo above is a golden oldie I took last year of the reflection of a tree in a puddle in Phillimore Street with a leaf floating on the water. It symbolises autumn for me.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO GETTING A FEW SHOWERS

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, roundhouse, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on April 12, 2018

 

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A few nice showers in Fremantle this morning, so I took this photo during my short stint at the Roundhouse, which I had to cut short.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE GREAT RAIN OR SHINE

Posted in cafe, children, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on January 17, 2018

 

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There is still a bit of rain around, but it is pretty warm, so no excuse to not enjoy one of Fremantle’s lovely cafes.

This is the cosy courtyard of the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street, that also has a children’s playground, and it is next to the Paper Bird children’s book shop, so the perfect destination during school holiday.

 

…and rain drops in my little backyard.

Roel Loopers

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MOODY FREO WEATHER PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on December 18, 2017

 

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The weather was not anywhere as severe last night as BOM had predicted, but I took these two moody photos around 6 pm from the top of an East Fremantle hill ovelooking Fremantle port.

Roel Loopers

BAD WEATHER CANCELS FREO CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 15, 2017

 

The City of Fremantle has cancelled the Sunday Christmas Carols on South Beach due to the weather forecast of a big storm front coming through on Sunday afternoon and into Monday.

It is unlikely it can be rescheduled so unfortunately we’ll miss out this year.

 

Roel Loopers

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WINTER IS BACK IN FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle chamber of commerce, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on September 21, 2017

 

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I had a chat this morning at the cosy Benny’s cafe with owner Ivan Dzeba , who is the new president of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, when a huge squall swept through the Cappuccino Strip and created horizontal rain. It looked spectacular, but I was happy to be inside.

On my way home I found this tree branch blocking Jenkin Street in South Fremantle.

 

Roel Loopers

PEDESTRIAN WET MESS AT ESPLANADE

Posted in city of fremantle, esplanade reserve, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 13, 2017

 

 

The City of Fremantle needs to improve the footpath on the Esplanade that runs from Essex Street to Little Creatures as it is a mess in winter after rainfall.

One has to walk through deep puddles or divert through the grass, and the latter creates mud.

People with prams or in wheelchairs have to plough through the wet mess, and that is not on.

There also needs to be a second ‘wayfinding’ path from Collie Street to the Fishing Boat Harbour.

It is good and fine to do the big picture stuff and the concept of a hub, but one needs to look after the small stuff as well and create a path that can be used all seasons.

 

Roel Loopers

COLLECTING RAIN IS COMMON SENSE

Posted in city of fremantle, environment, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on August 9, 2017

 

When it rains as heavily, and heavenly, as last night I always regret the many tens of thousands of litres of water that run down the streets, into the drains and into the ocean in the metropolitan area, because it is such a waste of precious water in our state.

We have already reached the average for August and there is more heavy rain expected today and tomorrow morning, so why don’t we try to catch that rain at our homes.

Why is it not compulsory to build rainwater tanks at new houses, when it would make a dramatic difference when hundreds of thousands of homes collected rainwater. The demand on our water supply and stressed aquifers would be substantially less.

Instead of doing that W.A. will now start recycling sewage at the Beenyup wastewater treatment plant, after health-regulators have given the all clear for it.   Treated sewage will be pumped into the Gnangara aquifer and through the process this will later become our drinking water.

I’d prefer compulsory rainwater catchment at homes over treated sewage anytime.

 

Roel Loopers

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.

Roel Loopers

TWICE THE FREO BEAUTY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 8, 2017

 

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Another brilliant weekend in Fremantle after a week of heavy rain.

I took these photos of the Maritime Museum at midday today.

How can one not love Freo hey!!!

Roel Loopers

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