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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle October 5th 2009

Oct. 5th: Kevin and I traveled by train (subway) from downtown Perth to Fremantle, which is a beautiful suburb of Perth located right on the ocean. We had heard such good things about Fremantle that we just had to check it out! After walking around the little town for a bit, we had a nice pizza dinner at a restaurant and then did some grocery shopping. After heading back to our hostel, we happily discovered that every evening, the hostel shows a movie on a big screen set up in the lounge area. That night we watched “Pearl Harbor”. The next day was our only day to explore Fremantle, so we were sure to get up nice and early. We walked around, saw a bit of the university, and headed over to the Shipwreck Museum. Here, ... read more
Shipwreck Gallery

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle September 20th 2009

This past weekend marked our first venture out onto the Indian Ocean - whale watching! Mike, Rita, Sheena and I headed out to Freo just after noon and boarded a sea cat bound for the area of water known as the "Humpback Highway" - a well traveled strip of water just off the coast which is a favorite passage for Humpback whales coming down from the mating grounds in Northwest Australia down to their feeding grounds around the Antarctic. After a quick bite & some photos we were off on the Rotto Express with a great tour guide who kept us in the loop about what to look for and helped us scout out the whale breaches for some great photo ops. Unfortunately for Mike, there were no other whales (i.e. the blue whale) on our ... read more
Freo E-Shed

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle September 14th 2009

This past weekend a blast from my Tri-Campus past, fellow goalie-partner Will and his girlfriend Lindsey came to Perth. Both Will and Lindsey are studying Law at Bond University on the Gold Coast, so when I found out they were going to spend a few days in Perth, I thought it would be great to show them around and do a few more of the sights with them! Saturday was finally a true "spring" day in Perth, with sunny blue skies and temperatures in the low 20's. After a lazy morning on my behalf, we met Lindsey and Will in Fremantle - which is one of the coastal towns/suburbs of Perth. Freo (as its known by the locals) has a bit of character and is actually one of the oldest parts of WA - its where ... read more
The Market
An Avro on Little Creatures Patio
Australian Rainbow

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

We were going to sleep in this morning, but the children had other ideas. Anyway, we had a very lazy morning doing not much after Anne went to work. We went out to the shops to get a few bits and pieces and had lunch. Then Anne was back from her duties, and we all set off for Fremantle and the beach. We looked around some of the "historic" bits on the coast which included a jail house where Simon got put in the stocks. Then we went along the coast calling in at various beaches, where Simon had to be buried. Then back home where we cooked a tea of chicken pasta bake and then to bed to try and catch up a little more on the sleep deficit. ... read more
Simon in the stocks
Simon getting ready to be buried
He is under the towel, honest!

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle May 22nd 2009

Day 32 (Friday 22-May-09, NJJ) In the morning we did our laundry then Jay found a bargain camper van with toilet and shower for us so we booked that for Monday so we can do the west coast. We caught the 12.49pm bus into the city and then a train out to Fremantle which if the weather had been better would have been a lovely place to wander around for a few hours. We had lunch at an Italian restaurant, had 2 meals for price of 1 with voucher off Luke and Lisa. We did the prison tour and found out about the convict history. Got the train back to Perth then bus back to house. The four of us had an evening in with wine and a Thai takeaway - delicious.... read more
Fremantle Prison Main Gate
Inside Fremantle Prison
The Gallows at Fremantle Prison

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

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