Blogs from Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania - page 10


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle May 13th 2009

may 13 09. i have seen the bathers. yes, dear reader it's true. well almost. the bottom is finished with the southern cross on the front. the top is cut and alligned with the gold boomerang and green. just needs a back and some stitching. may even be finished as i type. next to find a model to fit the size, take the photo and list it on 'picasa' on website. it might even be worthy of putting on front page of website in the space where the flag is at the bottom. otherwise, health problems persist. the only flag news is some conversations where the consensus is republic required for flag to change. some say the queen needs to die. that's a bit grim. maybe a retirement would be enough to stir debate. i expect ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle May 1st 2009

PERTH - FREMANTLE - ALBANY - MARGARET RIVER - FREMANTLE - PERTH - CANBERRA Ja was soll man denn dazu sagen... ich mein zu dieser Blamage....!? Es ist zwar nun einige Wochen her seit ich den 'Staub gebissen' habe (bite the dust; auf die Schnauze fallen). Obwohl einiges an Schmerz in den Gliedern nachgelasen hat, so bleibt der klagende Verlust eines treuen Wegbegleiters. Genau. Ich sitze hier, wiedermal ohne Bruder, in Canberra auf der oestlichen Seite des australischen Kontinents und das hat seinen Grund. Doch ich bin genoetigt moeglichst rasch wieder quer durch das weite Land an die Westkueste nach Perth zu kommen. die Zeit draengt. Wie das gekommen ist, das erzaehle ich euch hier... Meine BMW R1150GSAdventure haben wir also bei BMW Auto Classic in Perth, welche BMW Auto und Motorraeder vertreibt und unterhaelt, zur ... read more
Eingang 'Garden of Remembrance'
Tja ruhe er in Frieden.
Mein Mietwagen unten in Augusta WA

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle April 13th 2009

Perth & Fremantle, Western Australia (22 - 31 May 2009) Once arrived in Perth, I checked in at a hostel in Northbridge, where most of the residents were long-term British and Irish. Pretty cool people, and during my 2 nights there we mainly spent the time playing cards or going out in one of the nearby pubs & clubs in this lively neighbourhood. However, after visiting Perth and the surroundings I headed further to Fremantle, a cool and very relaxed historical little town only half an hour south-west of Perth. The Old Firestation Hostel was a fantastic place with lots of cool people and lots of activities, such as table-tennis tournaments, free pool, free internet, a huge lounge & tv area as well as an outside backyard with beer benches, jukebox and even an open air ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle April 12th 2009

On Easter Sunday, we hied off to Fremantle to see the annual Street Arts Festival. The day was scorching but we managed about 3 hours of walking around, watching the various shows and just people-watching :D I'm pretty sure more interesting stuff turned up later that day but we were just too sunburned to stay :)... read more
freo arts festival
freo arts festival
freo arts festival

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle March 26th 2009

march 26, 09. have been having health issues which now look to be under control. it can be a very energy sapping experience. flag news is that the woman who was doing the bathers seems to have hit a block as she can't find any bathers in stores as its autumn. maybe she'll find something at the op shop. told her not to stress as this has been an idea for five years so no rush. still seeing stickers around town. some of them are incredibly old and in good shape. sadly many of the newer versions aren't as durable. autumn weather perfect in perth. warm sun, cool dry air filling the lungs. traffic terrible as the population increase from resource boom has filled the streets. now the crunch comes. jobs going yet rents still high ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle March 16th 2009

16-3-9 wet by j.b. o'reilly's cambridge st. west leederville and 'southern cross and boomerang' was still flying. faded and tattered it has been over three months. went in to give paul north the owner a new one. he insisted on paying me. he's one of our staunchest supporters. bathers not yet in sight. will be in fremantle on wednesday and will talk to seamstress. otherwise had health scare but for the moment all ok. summer continues hot. the days are shortening but and soon we'll even get rain. then it will be time to plant on the dunes, that project begun over ten years ago and showing wonderful results. still see the occasional sticker on car, van, truck or ute. i even get bailed up occasionally and asked how the campaign is going. after the bathers ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle February 21st 2009

Good morning! It's 9:30am here and i have just returned from the morning's outting to Cottesloe Beach where we watched thousands of swimmers start a grueling 19.2km swim from Cottesloe to Rottnest Island. This happens once a year and we had to wake up before the sun at 6am so that we could get a good spot down at the beach to watch the first wave of people set off. The view out onto the ocean was absolutely stunning. It was so hot too that early which was lovely wake up to, it definitely beats the freezing walk along the Thames to the tube station that i used to do every morning! We had a perfectly clear view of Rottnest and there were oil tankers, cruise liners, big boats, little boats, kayaks, jet skis and canoes ... read more
Kayakers waiting to supprt their buddies
And they're off!
Looking back onto the beach

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle February 4th 2009

Tiden bevaeger sig hurtigere, der kan ikke vaere anden forklaring. Jeg bor nu i et hus, har en super fed bil, og har noget der naermest ligner en hverdag, men kun naermest. Jeg forstaar ikke mennesker som savner barndommen, jeg har mere fritid end nogensinde foer, mere legetoej, og friheden til at tage hvorhen jeg vil (selvom jeg elsker Fremantle og egentlig ikke har lyst til at forlade stedet). Den stoerste bekymring jeg kan komme i tanke om er, at jeg skal huske at koebe vaskepulver naeste gang jeg tager ud og cruiser.. Min plan med at tage til Australien var ikke at rejse rundt over det hele, men bare at slaa mig ned for lidt tid og kitesurfe, arbejde og nyde livet, hvilket jo egentlig maa siges at vaere virkeligheden nu. Der er bare gaaet ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle February 3rd 2009

Hello again everyone!! ...ready to hear some more adventures? Well, I ended up only leaving Sydney on the 30th of January when I was supposed to leave on the 2nd... Its true what they say about that place and the people- its impossible to leave! And if I hadnt had a whole (rather large) country to see I could have easily stayed there forever! (Ill definately be back!) The last few weeks in Sydney included doing a 3 day costal walk with a friend, it was so beautiful and we saw some amazing wildlife along the way! It was strange being so close to Sydney and yet all of the beaches we walked through and camped on were completely deserted! I also went to an amazing mexican party, had a few drunken nights out in Manly ... read more
The costal walk
Sydney from the ferry
The unit

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle January 24th 2009

drove along the coast to fremantle, its realy nice there - older, the oldest western settlement in WA, the houses look like the wild west - thats called colonial apparently. we went to the round house first, where the first convicts from england were held. at 1pm they fire a cannon and drop a time-ball - it used to be done to tell the whole town what the time was - thats were the phrase "on the ball" comes from. Fremantle is a bit bigger than maidstone but with a harbour - lots of massive cargo ships waiting to dock. we walked through the town, theres a few nice furnature and clothes shops we walked along a street they call acppucino street - for obvious reasons, and into the market - a bit like covent garden ... read more
aunty m with a big boat

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