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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

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.

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WILD WET WINTER WEATHER

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on June 10, 2019

 

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Well, that is a kind of sh.. start of the week for me. The wet and cold brought my prepatellar knee pain back, the rain is leaking into my bathroom, and when I took the above photo at Point Walter the car door was ripped out of my hand by the storm and would not close any more until my mate Bob came out to do some on-side repair in the rain. Thanks Bob!

It is pretty wild at times out there with the ocean all grey and green and massive dark clouds, so go and enjoy it.

More showers to come the next few days, but I am going to stay in with a book, the heater on, caramelised onion, garlic, chili tomato soup and nurse my poor old and very painful knee.

Four days of rain and I already want summer back.😖

 

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.

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NO STORM DAMAGE IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, marketing, PR,, rain, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on April 19, 2019

 

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No signs of major storm damage in Fremantle. A few broken branches along Riverside Drive in East Freo and along Point Walter Road but that’s it. At present the sun is even shining in Beaconsfield, so I might not need the heater today after all.

Some THIS IS FREMANTLE banners at South Terrace got loose but not ripped.

I hear people say the new Destination Marketing banners are supportive of Alzheimer sufferers as they now always know they are in Freo, but my theory is that Fremantle Council has, as always, been leading the way and future focused.

In case those ‘pesky Chinese or North Koreans’ jam the satellites and all GPS systems break down people who drive or ride into our gorgeous port city will just have the Eureka moment- AAAAH, we are in Fremantle. 😇

There could be some nice rainbows today. Go and have a look!

Roel Loopers

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FREO PORT BEACH REPAIRS START TODAY

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, storm, Uncategorized by freoview on November 6, 2018

 

 

Remediation works starting today will ensure that Port Beach in North Fremantle, one of Fremantle’s most popular beaches, will be back to its best in time for summer.

Severe storms in May this year caused significant erosion at Port Beach, washing away beach access paths and undermining parts of the southern car park.

Since then the City of Fremantle has been working to repair the access paths, monitoring the dunes and reinforcing the revetment wall in front of the car park.

Parks and Landscapes manager Ryan Abbott said the works starting today will complete the remediation of the car park and also add a new pedestrian walkway and fencing.

“The erosion over winter was quite significant, but over the past few months the natural changes in the weather and coastal conditions have seen the sand build up again and beach is looking great,” Mr Abbott said.

“There are about 40 parking bays at Port Beach that have been fenced off for safety reasons after they were undermined in the storms.

“The works the City will be undertaking over the next few weeks will remove the undermined sections of the car park, provide for additional dune establishment and install a new walkway and fencing.

“The works are expected to take about two weeks, so provided the weather is kind we’ll be all done and Port Beach will be ready to go in time for summer.”

Remaining works to remove exposed remnant infrastructure and remediate beach access paths at Sandtrax beach are scheduled for completion in December.

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WILD INDIAN OCEAN AT FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, south mole, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 29, 2018

 

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I love it when the ocean is wild, so hopped in my car at 2pm when the storm arrived in Fremantle.

The car got sprayed with salt water on the South Mole but the ocean looked delightfully untamed, just the way I like it.

The Weather Bureau says it is the wettest August since 1965,  but spring is just around the corner, so hang in there.

Roel Loopers

CHILLING OUT IN FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on August 4, 2018

 

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I was on the South and North Mole, at South Cottesloe and at Fremantle’s South Beach this morning because I love it when the ocean is wild. The wind chill factor made it an invigorating experience. Very strong winds also and it was hard to remain on my feet at times.

In Freo town the streets and many cafes were near empty at 11am, so that is not so good for trade. I hope that the weather will be a bit more accommodating on Sunday.

There were not many brave people and dogs on the dog beach either, as this photo shows.

I am cuddling up with a book and look forward to a real winter meal of slow roasted pork belly with Sauerkraut. Mahlzeit! ; >) Yum!!!!

Have a great weekend Freo!

Roel Loopers

 

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BEAUT SUNRISE ON A STORMY FREO DAY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, hospitality, sunrise, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on July 21, 2018

 

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My traditional 7am Saturday coffee catch up with my good mate Henty was at B Shed in Fremantle Port this morning, and did I need two double Espressos badly after a sleepless night.

I love early mornings and the many stunning sunrises we get here in Fremantle, so took this photo toward C Shed, where unusually the Leeuwin II was at berth.

Only 37 passengers had booked the early Rottnest Express ferry trip to quokka island and that is no surprise with the wet and stormy forecast for the weekend.

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KIDS PREPARED FOR RAINY DAYS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on July 4, 2018

 

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A Freo mum making sure the kids stay dry in today’s rainy weather.

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