Posted on December 12, 2014
My beautiful wife and I decided to go to Fremantle for a) coffee, b) so she could get a septum piercing and c) for lunch
It’s a great place and we go there a lot. 30 mins drive from our house, it’s a proper town (unlike the shopping mall town centres that blight Perth’s suburbs) with a strong focus on food and drink and places to sit and watch the world go by.
It’s also a quirky place fully quirky people.
Including one amazing character, Mr Horatio T Birdbath.
Category: Australia, photography Tagged: "Western Australia", art, Fremantle, Fujifilm, horatio t birdbath, many, Perth, X100T
Posted on January 27, 2014
Damn, I’m slack – I was meaning to do a post every few days to get through all these, now it’s a month late and it’s not so relevant. Ah well.
Anyway, continuing the theme – we spent a lot of time outside (as it wasn’t stupidly hot) and the beach, being pretty much on my front door step, was an obvious place to hang out for Ella and Henry! Read More
Posted on August 4, 2013
Greetings, fellow humans – hope things are well with you all!
So, what’s been happening in sunny Perth? Actually, not so much in the way of sun – we’ve had a ton of rain lately, which timed itself perfectly with some closures of the train line in the city. Guess who was on the bike like a drowned rat for most of the time?
This weekend, however, the sun came out and it was lovely and warm. T-shirt weather in winter – dear Northern hemisphere dwellers, don’t get too jealous :p So not to waste the opportunity, Jay and I headed out to Fremantle to wander about, buy a few things and get some tasty lunch.
Category: Australia, photography Tagged: Fremantle, Fuji X100, Indian Ocean, mountain bike, Perth, photography, Rockingham
Posted on July 14, 2013
Hello dear readers (of which there are now a great many, apparently – WordPress tells me that I have over 1200 followers and subscribers – nice!) I hope you’re all well and happy in your lives in whatever corner of the globe you call home.
So, we’re officially past the winter solstice now (and were 2 posts ago, but I just forgot) and the days are getting longer for us southern hemisphere dwellers. As I mentioned before, the crappy winter weather tends to hit Perth in July and August, so we have a little ways to go before we see signs of spring.
Category: Australia, photography, travel Tagged: beach, Fremantle, Fremantle Prison, Ninja250R, Perth, Rockingham, sunset
Posted on March 29, 2013
Sundays on the bike. That’s what this blog is turning into!
I warn you, it’s probably not going to get much better!! I’m hooked on riding my little bike and I can hardly wait to get my next bike test done so I can graduate onto bigger bikes and explore a bit further. That will have to wait until the end of the year though my pretties.
So in the meantime, more pics from my rides on the little red Ninja and a few others, just because. Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "point peron", "Western Australia", Fremantle, Ninja 250R, Perth, photography, Rockingham
Posted on December 1, 2012
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. Read More
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: Fremantle, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, lighthouse, motorbike, Panasonic LX5, photography, Rockingham, tug boats
Posted on April 14, 2011
I love Fremantle. It’s the closest thing to a town with charm here.
For all the beauty and space and cleanliness of Western Australia, its all a bit new, which means that most places near here are modern and somewhat lacking in character. Ok, totally lacking in character.
Perth is the same, most of it is pretty new, and the bits that are older have been somewhat overwhelmed by the modern stuff. Shame really, I’ve seen some pictures of the city in the 50’s and it had all the charm of Fremantle.
Category: camera, photography Tagged: "Western Australia", 10-20, D300, Fremantle, Perth, photography, photowalk
Posted on March 13, 2011
I finally got around to developing some film – its been sat in my cameras for ages, a few from the Trip 35 and three from the Hassleblad.
I’m going to try to take a few more photos this week as I’m up in the city every day – I just need to take an hour after work to point and shoot at a few people 🙂
My pet project is to use up all the films I’ve bought before the end of the year – that means shooting at least a roll every week or two. Perhaps I can get around to my project theme too, but it does require asking strangers to pose (not rude) for me.
Anyway, without further ado, here’s the first of the shots from the Olympus Trip 35
Category: "trip 35", camera, photography Tagged: "Olympus Trip 35", "trip 35", 35mm, film, Fremantle, Fuji spuperia 400, Perth
Posted on August 1, 2010
This weekend was so chilled out – we had a lazy morning on Saturday, just kicking back on the sofa and chatting for a few hours, catching up on each others thoughts. I love our Saturday mornings when we get the chance to do that.
I really wanted to go take some photos on Saturday afternoon, so we saddled up and headed North to check out Scarborough Beach and have some lunch. Now Perth’s northern beach suburbs get a lot of hype about being where its all happening – all the rich folks live in giant houses overlooking the sea – whats not to like, right?
Well Scarborough was nice enough – the surf was up and hundreds of surfers were catching waves in the warm afternoon. We sat and had fish and chips and watched the surfers wipe out which was nice – but I had expected more and actually, Scarborough was a bit nothing really
There’s not that much there apart from the bloody great hotel complex – Rockingham has way more cafes and classy restaurants. So much for the millionaire’s playground then. We drove on up past Trigg, North Beach, Marmion and Sorrento and I have to say – meh! Big ugly vulgar houses, flash cars, people jogging up the footpath, only the occasional overpriced cafe and so little character to be seen anywhere.
As disappointing as the places were, we had fun just driving about.
We drove back to Fremantle to have a wander around the markets and get some decent culture and a coffee on the strip.
We found a wonderful little cupcake shop in the markets – My Yummy Vice – http://www.myyummyvice.com which had gluten free and vegan cupcakes – so we stocked up 🙂 Awesome end to the day 🙂
Best cakes ever. Well, maybe apart from the ones I made 😉
Category: photography Tagged: cupcakes, drive, Fremantle, northbeach, Perth, scarborough
Posted on October 17, 2009
Jay and I are off to have a day out in Freo today for our anniversary and it looks as if summer is here – 34 degrees and sunshine.
A bit of shopping perhaps, a walk around the Fremantle Markets some tapas for lunch at the Mad Monk, Mao’s Last Dancer the cinema and then, depending on time and appetite, maybe a hot chocolate in the Chocolateria San Churros or perhaps a refreshing beer at Little Creatures
And I’m taking the Holga 🙂
See yer all later
Category: holga Tagged: "Western Australia", anniversary, Fremantle, Fremantle Markets, holga, hot, Little Creatures, Mad Monk, San Churros, summer