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REFLECTION OF FREMANTLE MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 23, 2019

 

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When I bumped into my young mate and passionate hobby photographer Paolo Gumina this morning, who was looking for reflections, I took him to my favourite Fremantle reflection of the Maritime Museum, which I take from different angles and puddles every winter.

The lady in yellow pants fishing and passers by added to the great winter picture.

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RELOCATION OF PORT BEACH BUILDINGS CONSIDERED

 

 

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An ABC News report by Rhiannon Shine this morning  reveals that the State Government and City of Fremantle are considering relocating some of the buildings at Port Beach, such as the change rooms and the COAST restaurant bar.

An expert report compiled for the WA Government has relocation of infrastructure as one of the many options, which also include a seawall and groynes.

The report looked at the coastal erosion at hotspots along the WA coastline and Port Beach in Fremantle is clearly one of those.

Relocating an existing business such as Coast would be a very expensive exercise, so let’s wait and see what the government will conclude and what actions it will undertake, because this is no doubt too big a project for the City of Fremantle to attack.

Roel Loopers

THIS IS FREMANTLE-IN WINTER

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 18, 2019

 

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Very crisp morning today but a gorgeous blue sky with some nice clouds. One really can’t complain much about winter in Fremantle.

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FREO’S WEST END LAKES DISTRICT

 

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The wet weather is leaving its marks in Fremantle. It is impossible to get through the Whalers Tunnel because of a deep puddle on the west end of it, while the foot and bicycle paths on either side of Arthur’s Head also have huge puddles.

There is a sink hole starting to develop on the corner of High and Little High Street next to Chalkys cafe and there is a lake in front of J Shed.

It’s not a good look for visitors to our city.

In that context, what is the progress with the stabilisation works required at Arthur’s Head, City of Fremantle?

Roel Loopers

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PORT BEACH CLIMATE WAR ZONE TOO BIG FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, climate change, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2019

 

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The City of Fremantle is not big enough to win the war against climate change at Port Beach on its own. The erosion is happening every winter and is getting worse, to the point where the owners of the COAST restaurant must be getting worried about the investment they made in the building.

An earth moving machine was fighting a lonely, and not winnable, battle this morning, but a proper seawall should be the responsibility of the State Government.

Roel Loopers

BOOKS, WINE AND FOOD AT STRANGE COMPANY

Posted in bar, BOOKS, city of fremantle, hospitality, reading, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2019

 

The STRANGE EDITIONS 3.0
A winter book club is back at Fremantle’s Strange Company bar.

The very popular winter book club returns for its third year with a series of celebrated local authors who will be joining to discuss their most recent novels.

All of the books will be available at the bar ahead of each session, and the Strange Company crew are more than happy to have a chat with you about them over a drink or two.

The book club is on the last Tuesday of each month (June – September) to discuss these exceptional books and enjoy some quality wine.

June 25: Anne-Louise Willoughby for ‘Nora Heysen: A Portrait’
Hosted by editor, publisher and critic Naama Grey-Smith

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30th July
Alice Nelson for ‘The Children’s House’
 Hosted by award-winning author and academic Brenda Walker.

27th August 
Marcella Polain for ‘Driving Into The Sun’
 Hosted by ABC Radio Perth’s Gillian O’Shaughnessy.

24th September 
Steve Hawke for ‘Out Of Time’
 Hosted by journalist, university lecturer and ABC Radio Perth presenter Glynn Greensmith

Please note, this is a free event, but RSVP is essential as places are limited.

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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.😖

 

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SOME COLOUR TO START A WET WEEK

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 10, 2019

 

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We have had very decent rain the last three days and there are many more showers to come all week so the gardens can’t stop smiling, and I hope the same applies to our farmers.

So to start the wet week a bit of colour for you. It is the lightbox in the children’s creative section at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

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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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WELCOME WINTER RAIN FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 7, 2019

 

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That was a lovely soaking with rain all night in my part of Fremantle. It was so nice to listen to it that I did not get to sleep till 2am.

The sun is out now but the clouds are being pushed fast by the heavy wind and more rain is expected for the weekend and into next week.

I took these three photos about an hour ago.

Roel Loopers

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