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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.

 

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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.

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TWO TALL SHIPS IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, historic, sailing by freoview on November 28, 2016

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Nice to see two tall ships in Fremantle harbour this morning with the Young Endeavour sailing ship joining the SS Leeuwin at B Shed berth.

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SEA RESCUE MOVES INTO FREO SIGNAL STATION

Posted in cantonment hill, fremantle, sailing by freoview on November 27, 2016

 

I wasn’t aware of and not invited to the official opening of the Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue moving into the Signal Station at Cantonment Hill yesterday, so I have pinched these photos from the Facebook page of Josh Wilson MP. Thanks Josh!

Because I wasn’t there I can’t tell or show you anything else unfortunately and that is disappointing.

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IMPRESSIONS OF FREMANTLE MARITIME DAY

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime by freoview on November 13, 2016

 

It was rather quiet at midday on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay yesterday where the annual Maritime Day was held by Fremantle Ports, so I hope more people turned up during the afternoon.

Here some impressions of the day.

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FREO MARITIME DAY TODAY!

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime by freoview on November 12, 2016

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Don’t worry about staying at home as the Aussie cricketers will get slaughtered by South Africa, so head out to Fremantle Victoria Quay and the Maritime Day instead and get some salty sea air and sunshine.

There are boat rides in the harbour, music, displays, a fancy dress competition for kids and other activities and there is food available from Kazoomies, the E Shed Markets and the Rottnest Express cafe.

Maritime Day is always a fun day and the harbour sailing racing will be on from 1 pm as well, so get a close-up look of that.

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SEA RESCUE AT CANTONMENT HILL

Posted in boating, fremantle, maritime, sailing, volunteers, western australia by freoview on September 5, 2016

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Sea Rescue Fremantle is working hard to get ready for the move to their new home in the Signal Station at Cantonment Hill in Fremantle.

Riggers were up there today and work on the new Cantonment Hill playground at Tuckfield Street is also not far away.

Great views from Cantonment Hill over the port and river, so wander up from the east side one day.

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