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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

 

storm

 

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

MAGIC FREMANTLE PORT SUNRISE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2017

 

port sunrise

 

Beautiful dark clouds and very strong directional early sun rays made for a pretty magic early morning in Fremantle Port today.

There is rain forecast, so this looks like a good indication of it coming in.

I heard that yesterday humpback whales were frolicking inside the port, but I missed them.

Roel Loopers

HEAVY RAIN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on August 19, 2017

 

rain 1

 

rain 2

 

Good Saturday morning Freo!

A lot of very heavy showers kept me awake overnight, but I do have an early start on Saturdays anyway for 7am coffee with my good friend Henty.

I took these photos just after 8 am in Fremantle port and the High Street mall.

 

Roel Loopers

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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

A RAINY FREO DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on July 31, 2017

 

eain 1

 

Rain patterns on the car windscreen make for an arty image of the lighthouse on the Fremantle South Mole.

It’s very wet and windy out there and the Indian Ocean looked so beautifully wild when I drove along the coast. Go check it out!

 

Roel Loopers

STUNNING FREMANTLE PORT SUNRISE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 10, 2017

 

sunrise port

 

The sunrises and sunsets are often spectacular this time of the year and that was the case again early this invigoratingly chilly morning at Fremantle Port.

A nice hot coffee at the Moore&Moore cafe with my good mate Henty warmed me up again.

Sad to hear the lovely Sarah will also be leaving one of my favourite cafes, as are Anna, Hannah and Ashlie, so a lot of personnel changes there. Not happy! ; >)

Roel Loopers

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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FINALLY GLORIOUS RAIN IN FREMANTLE!

Posted in fremantle, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on May 15, 2017

Rain

 

How nice to wake up to the sounds and smell of rain in Fremantle this morning, and getting a free car wash.

Roel Loopers

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SMOKE HAZE OVER FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, photography, smoke, Uncategorized by freoview on May 13, 2017

 

 

I got up a few hours later than I normally do on a Saturday morning but there was still plenty of smog around when I drove onto the Fremantle South Mole.

Fog always reminds me of my youth in the Netherlands where we had plenty of it and where my newspaper run on the bicycle sometimes could take twice as long because I could not see further than twenty metres.

Nice also to bump into Diana on Victoria Quay who was taking photos for the lovely on-line magazine: http://fremantleshippingnews.com.au

Roel Loopers

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WILL IT RAIN IN FREO TODAY?

Posted in fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on May 4, 2017

 

morning 1

morning 2

Will we finally see some rain in Fremantle today and tomorrow after a rainless April?

There are some promising clouds this morning as the photos I took at the South Mole at 6.45am show.

Roel Loopers

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