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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

$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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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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WORLD SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized by freoview on December 28, 2017

 

The International 420 Class World Sailing Championships started off the Fremantle coast yesterday.

Participants from 43 countries will be competing for the titles.

Keep an eye out for the small dinghy boats that will be on the Indian Ocean daily for the next two weeks.

 

Roel Loopers

 

SUNSET AT SAILING SHIP LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2017

 

Leeuwin sunset

 

It is important for our soul and wellbeing to always know that there is more beauty in life than negativity, so here another photo I took on Sunday night of the sunset behind the SS Leeuwin and Fremantle Maritime Museum.

We are blessed to live in such a gorgeous city as Fremantle.

As a photographer finding beauty in the ordinary is my quest in life.

Roel Loopers

HAZE SUNSET AT FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, sunset by freoview on October 5, 2017

 

 

There was a bushfire south of Fremantle, I hope controlled burning, and that often makes for good sunsets, so I went out again after a very busy day to take these photos.

My apologies to FICRA convenor Mary-Rose Baker that I dared to tread the boards of the West End again.

 

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MASTS BACK ON SS LEEUWIN

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, leeuwin foundation, Uncategorized by freoview on August 29, 2017

 

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The beautiful SS Leeuwin has her masts back after they were removed weeks ago for the yearly maintenance of the training vessel.

A sole man was up in one of the masts yesterday as the sailing ship was at berth at B Shed on Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port.

 

Roel Loopers

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HOW VERY FREO!

Posted in bicycles, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 8, 2017

 

Very Freo

The Indian Ocean at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach, friends meeting for a chat while riding their bike, sunshine, and sailing on the ocean. It’s all very Freo hey!

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FREO CELEBRATING AMERICA’S CUP

Posted in fremantle, sailing, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on May 1, 2017

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I complained last week that the City of Fremantle and business community had missed the boat on celebrating the 30th anniversary of the America’s Cup win, but it turns out not everyone forgot the historic event,.

Tickets are now on sale for the only event in Fremantle marking the 30th anniversary of the America’s Cup Defence, the event that changed Western Australia forever. Hosted by the National Hotel and part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival, the three-course gourmet dinner is a chance to journey back in time with a night of yachting fun and local history. Being held at the prestigious WA Maritime Museum featuring interviews with local raconteurs, Perth band “Some Like it Yacht” will provide hits of 80s and a small auction will be held to raise funds for the not-for-profit Duyfken Foundation.

Speakers on the night include:

Brian Burke – 1987 WA Premier
John Longley – Australia II crew member and Bond team representative
Peter Gilmour – Kookaburra III starting helmsman and tactician. WA sportsman of the year 1987
Plus more to be announced.

Tickets available at http://museum.wa.gov.au/ticketing/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=4867 and are limited, so get them now before they sell out.

VERY QUIET IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, western australia by freoview on January 25, 2017

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I assume it is seasonal but it is very quiet in Fremantle Port at the moment. There was not a single ship in the harbour this morning.

I haven’t seen a cruise ship for a while either, although we were expecting around 60 of them this summer.

Took this photo of the Leeuwin and Maritime Museum yesterday at sunset.

Roel Loopers

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