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WILD STORMS HIT FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, rain, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on May 25, 2018

 

 

It is very wet and wild out there in Fremantle on this Friday, and the bad weather is going to continue for a while.

The strength of the storm is amazing. I almost got seasick sitting in my car at Port Beach as the vehicle shook madly.

There is quite a bit of damage at the dune paths at Port Beach and Fremantle Ports have closed the North Mole drive because of waves crashing over the road.

I love this wild weather at the ocean as there is a bit of nostalgia there when I think about my childhood in the Netherlands, and the very many hours I sat watching the wild North Sea in awe.

Roel Loopers

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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port 1

 

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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SPRING BEAUTY IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on September 27, 2017

 

spring

 

Isn’t it gorgeous! Came across this lovely spring scenery in Shuffrey Street while I was doorknocking in the east end of City Ward.

Met some very lovely people too, but the old legs were calling for a break, so reading a book until I’ll attend Council at 6pm this eve,

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

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WINTER FINALLY ARIVING IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 1, 2017

 

clouds

 

It looks like winter will be arriving in Fremantle a month late this year, with BOM stating it was the hottest June in history after the coldest summer.

I took this photo of the very dark big clouds over the Maritime Museum at 6.45 am this Saturday morning, on my way to coffee at the Moore&Moore cafe.

It was taken at a ridiculously high 6400 ISO because I never travel with a tripod, so needed to do a hand-held shot in quite strong wind.

You’ll get the message. I am trying to find an excuse for the low quality of the image because I am a lazy shooter. ; >)

Roel Loopers

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HEAVENLY WINTER IN FREMANTLE PARADISE

Posted in fremantle, winter by freoview on June 29, 2017

 

winter

Jenkin winter

 

Two winter photos I took in Fremantle yesterday and today.

The farmers will hate it but I just loooooooove the nice sunny days and blue sky.

Roel Loopers

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SHOWING OFF FREMANTLE’S WINTER

Posted in city of fremantle, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 4, 2017

I just want to create a bit of envy in Europe and the eastern states and show off Fremantle’s winter. It’s going to be 25 degrees celsius, but maybe even higher and the forecast for tomorrow is similar.

What a gorgeous Sunday on our WA DAY long weekend and thousands of people flocking to Freo for that unique experience one won’t get anywhere else.

Roel Loopers

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AWFUL WET AND COLD FREO SEPTEMBER

Posted in fremantle, photography, rain, weather, western australia by freoview on September 27, 2016

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It’s raining and cold and people being miserable about it in good old Freo, including friends visiting from Lismore.

Took this photo in Henry Street just after catching up with the NSW folk at the Moore&Moore cafe.

I am ready for nice warm and dry weather!

Roel Loopers

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Posted in fremantle, nature, western australia by freoview on August 13, 2016

swanning

 

Spring is in the air with many wildflowers popping up and the sun is finally out as well.

I shot this photo of the swan family at Bibra Lake this morning.

It’s a great time of the year for a walk and to┬ádiscover┬ásome of nature’s beauty. Manning Park just down the road from Fremantle is looking great as well with fantastic views from the lookouts.

Roel Loopers

A STUNNING FREO WINTER DAY

Posted in fremantle, photography, seasons, western australia, winter by freoview on July 18, 2016

sail&anchor

tree reflection

 

A couple of winter reflections I shot in Fremantle today. The top one is at the Sail&Anchor and the second one just a few metres from there in a rain water puddle.

The sunny weather is not going to last very long according to BOM, so I made the best out of today’s lovely day.

Roel Loopers

HAVE FUN IN THE WINTER FESTIVAL BUBBLE

Posted in children, family, fremantle, western autralia, winter festival by freoview on July 4, 2016

winter bubble

This long bubble tube at the Fremantle Winter Festival at the Esplanade is very popular with children who run and roll around inside it.

It looks like a whole lot of fun, so can we have a senior night in them as well? Only kidding!

If you haven’t been there, go and check it out. There is ice skating and a huge slide, toboggan, food and drinks and even hot chestnuts and ‘real’ snow.

Roel Loopers

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