Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fremantle Port View


I enjoy seeing this Freo view - the incongruity of a ship berthed for loading just over the railway line and the usual port view from the corner of East Street and Canning Highway blocked. It certainly gives an idea of the proximity of the port to other Fremantle activities. 

On occasion boats are loading live animals - usually sheep and cattle - for export. As it was the other night, it's not hard to tell.....there is a certain whiff in the air as you pass by. 

9 comments:

  1. And your photo underscores all the different available transportation choices we have.

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  2. A good mean to measure time and life.

    Please have a good Sunday ahead.

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  3. It certainly is massive when wedged in there like that. As cruise liners appear to be when docked at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

    Boat or ship ... I never know, and often have foot-in-mouth disease ..

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  4. I thought it was a building. The size is amazing.

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  5. I love this viewpoint too Rae, not so much the 'whiff' in the air!
    Are you enjoying the coolers temps? Bliss!

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  6. I like to see nature but I also like industry. Our Abattoirs closed down here and although it did pong it was also the pong of jobs and money for the town.

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  7. Julie, your comment aroused my interest in the difference between a 'boat' and a 'ship'. Not being a nautical person in any way I relied on the 'oracle' - Google to give the answer. I liked this one that was on a site called The Straight Dope. According to this website, the simple answer is this: Ships have to be big enough to carry boats, and boats have to be small enough to be carried by ships. It then goes on to say that there are exceptions (of course) such as fishing boats. For the sake of clarity though, it's probably best to just stick to the simple definition. Thank you for raising this.

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  8. thank you so much. fosbobetr good Archive

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