Blogs from Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania - page 16


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle December 4th 2007

Having stayed with Grandma and Grandad Feneley for the weekend we flew to Perth Monday lunchtime for our holiday in Dunsborough. We stayed the night at the Esplanade hotel in Fremantle after mummy and daddy had pigged out on seafood at Joe's Fish Shack on the harbour. The following morning we had breakfast on the cappucino strip and had a good look around Fremantle, including some time on the swings and slides in the park for me!! We also visited the WA Maritime Museum which Daddy loved and gave us a chance to buy Grandad Sharpe a card and gift for his Birthday. Fremantle was very bright and sunny but quite chilly, even in December! Then it was time to head south to Dunsborough.... read more
Fun in the park
Fun in the park
Fun in the park

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle November 24th 2007

Fremantle Saturday 24th Awake 9am, nearly the first - again trying to find everything in the dark and I didn't even leave it all ready today! By 10am nearly ready to leave, book my shuttle to the airport for Monday, check my destination before getting to the train station just in time for the train (there's one every 15 minutes so not that unusual) - $3.40 for a single (concession didn't seem to apply), 1/2 hour to Fremantle on a clean train which feels more like being on the Tube. Have no grand plan for Fremantle but want to see the prison and some of the old buildings so head through the middle and find the prison. Decide not to bother with the Tunnels tour but to come back 330 for the main tour followed by ... read more
Fremantle buildings - a charm all of their own
The Town Hall
More old-style buildings

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle November 18th 2007

Day 235 (16.11.07) We have a couple more days before we fly out of Perth to Alice Springs and we'd decided we wanted to spend them in Fremantle as we really liked it there and would get to see Ozzie again before we left. We had a few things to do today before we could leave so we headed into town and were done by lunchtime. They had put up Christmas decorations around the city since we were last here - so strange, to us it doesn't feel like christmas is on it's way - the weather just keeps getting hotter and we can't help associating xmas with winter! We caught the train the short distance down to Freo and checked into our hostel before heading into town for a wander, checking out a fashion show ... read more
Christmas in perth
Fasion show in Freo
The prison in the day

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle November 9th 2007

well back to the story, going to print some pictures which should have been with the last blog , we carn't always find an internet cafe so bare with us for the updates, Fremantle- arrived here after looking at a few places on the coast,its about 20mins drive to Perth, found a campsite at woodmans point, there a nice beach with a small jetty so my man can go fishing again!we found a Vw garage up the road the manager was really helpful, it was going to be 2,500 dollars for the valves doing but we had to wait a week, so Neil bought some for a good price as he does, and he decided to crack on himself well what a job,40 degrees and flies all over attacking him, he was a mad man shouting ... read more
Neil cooking tea  (again)

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle November 5th 2007

I've spent close to 2.5 full weeks in Freo and another leg of my trip is about to begin. I'll be heading to SE Asia for the next month. I'll start in Thailand, then do a tour through Cambodia that drops me off in Vietnam. It is still up in the air right now on whether to head to Laos of stay in Vietnam...I'm welcome to suggestions. I felt like I've had a much stronger cultural experience in this past couple weeks than I did during my entire time studying abroad. After returning from Rottnest I played touch rugby with Paul and his friends again. I didn't contribute much to the game, but at least I didn't take away like last time. Over the weekend I spent Saturday walking about Freo with Paul and his family. ... read more
Joey Kangaroo
Big Smile
Weekend Market

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle October 28th 2007

Day 217 (28.10.07) After our eventful night we gave up on the idea of sleep for a bit and went to get some breakfast after which we decided to try and get an hour or so of shut eye before heading to Fremantle our next port of call. Here we would meet up with Ozzie from the Gibbon Experience, back home to earn some money for his next adventure. Thankfully we were able to get a little kip but unfortunately we overslept and were late in arriving to meet up with Ozzie. However it turned out that he'd done the same and we arranged to meet up later in the day. We checked into a hostel based in a converted fire station and with a much friendlier feel to it. Once settled we set out to ... read more
Freo Roundhouse
the canon fired at 1:00pm every day

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle October 27th 2007

Three years after studying abroad in Perth, I've returning to the area where so many memories were made. It is very different being here without all the people who I studied with, but I've enjoyed it just as much. I'm staying with Paul (program director) and Kate along with their boys Tim and Ned. They have a very nice detached bed/bath/kitchen I've been using for the past 10 days. When I can, I try to help out playing the role of Mr. Mom. I've picked up Tim from kindergarten, done some minor babysitting, cooked dinner, etc. I've done so much since I've been here, I'm not sure how to go review it. When I first arrived, I returned to the city of Fremantle (Freo) where I spent quite a bit of time at the small shops, ... read more
Little Creatures
Sail & Anchor
Pauls Coffee Creation

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle October 16th 2007

First of All - before I get going on the witty journal stuff, many apologies on the delay in the entries, have had a few technical hitches but have finally sorted it all out. So for most of you the last time I saw you was probably at many of my leaving events (bleeding a good excuse for a shindig as usual). A fabulous end to an era, with parties of different moods to match all the lovely colourful characters who helped to bid me a bon voyage. So I guess my adventure really begins when I was officially off on the adventure on my own - and for me, cheesy as this may sound - was in the departure lounge in Heathrow airport. I've just had a little glance at my first entry from my ... read more
Singapore Airport
Me in Singapore Airport

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle September 26th 2007

Hi there, I haven't fallen off the face of the planet.... Well who knew Australia would be so flipping cold?? We arrived here just over a week ago, first stop Perth & I was glad I acquired a blanket from the airline cause it's like being back home except without any of the clothes to keep you warm. So for the last week we've been cruising the west coast....ok we only went a down as far as Margaret River but the further south we went the colder it got so we hastily made our way back to Fremantle where we've been for a few days now. We hired a van to drive the west coast....didn't get off to a great start...only got 50 km out of Perth when the clutch went so sat on the highway ... read more
Smiling at you
Kalbarri's finest pelicans

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle September 21st 2007

Hi there - The last week has been busy delivering the boat I've been sailing on from Fremantle (Freo in Aussie speak) to Busselton about 120 miles south. It was good chance to catch on some of the sail time I've missed (due to bad weather). Since it was just me and an instructor (with one extra crew on one day), I got some skippering time, passage planning/nav experience and lots of helm time. It was good experience, good wind with the occasional heavier stuff, big swells and squalls - but that's just an average day this time of year. At least with all the rain, there are lots of rainbows! I've included the photos I mentioned in the last blog in which I attempted to catch the whales - one flipper wave and a shot ... read more
Humpback diving under the bow
Fremantle Sailing Club
FSC - 675 yachts, only 1/3 are sailboats!

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