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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle January 2nd 2008

Well today we moved to the other side of Freo to move into Brad & Julies house share, what a view and awesome spot, you could not get much closer into town. On most nights the sunset over the harbour was just beautiful, I had a prime seat in the lounge with an awesome view. It was Jay's house but their was also 1 real house mate Timmy and Racheal who was sleeping on the coach with me, so yes very cossy. All are great to get along with. We had a few drinking sessions and lots of big cooking sessions, me & Julie spoiled the boys. we had a few games sessions and full on enjoyed living back in a normal house but not with normal people as I would just not fit in. We ... read more
The sun set from the house
inside the 70s house
Me & Jay the first party

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

Perth, actually Fremantle, is where the aussie adventure really picks up! After stopping so many times pondering wether or not to stay and work I am so glad we didn't. Fremantle was definetely the best place for us to call our home for 4 months. We arrived in Perth off the bus, with our heavy backpacks and no idea where to go. In the lonely planet I read that cottesloe was one of perth's nicest beaches so we called up the hostel and luckily they had a room for us for the one night only. We took a quick stroll along the beach and watched a georgeous sunset, then settled in for the night. The next morning we woke up early and grabbed the paper hopeing to find an apartment starting today since the hostel was ... read more
our new home
kitchen
our new beach

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle December 14th 2007

Fremantle's relaxed and looks like a mini New Orleans... read more
Fremantle
Fremantle

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle December 6th 2007

Arranged to meet up with Kim today to go to Freemantle for the day, Perths Port village and a little quaint place so the guide book tells me...lets go and see.... Grabbed the train down there, sneaking on as a student - I can still pretend I am entitled to Student Discount!! Weather was still a bit chilly after the rain yesterday - and they tell me this is an Ozzie summer???!! hello UK! Went for a walk about first, the place is really nice with lots of random buildings and different architecture, nothing is the same which is always good! It's quite a buzzing little place with a nice atmosphere, there was a lot of small market stalls and cafe tables in the streets. We hit the prison first, where as we suspected, we got ... read more
Freemantle from inside!!!
Painting in the cells
Death Row

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fremantle December 6th 2007

Today we have decided to visit Freemantle, which is a small town just 20 minutes away from Perth. Kim (one of the girls on the Western Xposure tour) is in Perth until tomorrow so is going to come with us. We buy our tickets for the train and sneakly get the concession tickets from the machine, Kim says she had not been asked to show proof of concessions yet and it's only half the price so we give it a go! We arrive in Freo (as the locals call it) and after a few minutes of wandering idle we become proper tourists again and head for the Tourist Centre to get some free maps! We decide to have a wander to the Freemantle Prison, this was one of the main Jail's they used to house all ... read more
Prison Standard uniform - in green of course
The shower block
The courtyard

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
Bussleton
Bussleton
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




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