I had to go to see an accountant in Claremont (a nice posh suburb of Perth) to discuss options to set up a company for me start a sole trader consultant business.   Even though it was still pretty windy and there was a threat of rain, I took the bike (any excuse).

I had a poke around the port area of Fremantle on the way home.

The port, like all ports, is a fairly ugly mechanical place, packed high with containers, bustling with cranes and trucks, all ensuring cargo is loaded or unloaded.  For those reasons, I think it’s actually pretty interesting!

Big private yacht moored up in the inner harbour.


Charlene‘s favourites – tug boats


Heli with folding tail and no rotors on.


Surfers – reasonable waves after the recent storm.


I rode round to the South Mole – one of the long fingers protecting the harbour.


The crazy building on the right is the Maritime Museum.


I rode back down the old coast road and stopped in at the new ‘Port Coogee‘ marina and luxury housing development.  This whole thing has been built from scratch on old crappy brown industrial land and useless scrub.  It’s going to be pretty posh when it’s all finished – there’s some pretty large boats in there already.


Further on up the coast, I stopped off at Henderson, where the industrial strip is – there’s a little section of reserved bushland and some cool limestone cliffs.  It also offers a ‘nice’ view back towards Rockingham.  If you look closely, you can see the Kwinana grain terminal in the distance


HMAS Stirling – aka Garden Island Naval Base.


Well worth taking the bike, it was an awesome day for a ride!!

3 Comments on “Fremantle

  1. Hey there! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the great work!


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