We had a great night out with friends on Saturday the 2nd of February 2013, we went on a Fremantle Trails self organised Hotel and Breweries Walk. If you visit this site you can download many of the trails and have a go yourself, providing of course that you live in Perth Western Australia.
There are 17 hotels and breweries in all to visit, we got through most of them. Had great taxi drivers there and back. A warm night, nice food and great company.
Incidents at the:
Little Creatures explanations to follow xxx
|This is where we started on our journey,the Orient Hotel.
The majority of the Port City’s Hotels resemble this picture.
lots of fret work and loads of character.
|We came across this beautiful dirty abandoned building.
I hope they preserve this neglected building, maybe apartment living would be good.
Many facades of buildings in Fremantle were kept when they upgraded the Port City, giving them another life, brand spanking new behinds.
|Some more of the crew outside The National Hotel.|
|How cool was this on the wall of the Commercial Hotel.
I figure it is pretty old, I hope they restore it. The Hotel has been converted to a backpackers hostel.
|Which way next gang? Hmmmmm, much discussion, Jenny was on the ball
she knew where to go as did Deb and Sue.
The boys did their bit to look intelligent xxx
|The New Port, where the first incident happened.|
Two nice men came over to have a chat with us while were were perched at the bar of the NewPort Hotel, our age -ish. Wanting to take a photo of me as I so resembled Julia Gillard, according to them. They were very charming, so I played along. Let me state now that I do not look like her, for a start:
- I don’t have red hair
- I dress better
- I don’t vote labour
What do you think?
|That’s me on the right in the purple, see nothing like Julia!!!!!
That other beautiful bird is my friend Heather. Who has just spent 6 weeks in Barbados, jealous, you bet!
|Here they are before going into the Sail & Anchor.
Mark, Debbie, Jenny, Jim, Sue & Michael.
Below is some of Sue’s writing on the paper table cloths at the Mad Monk. We like this place and have spent a fair bit of time here in the past. The Waitress is in the blue shirt, we made her laugh, she was moving on next to Margaret River, a backpacker herself. That is the great thing about the hospitality industry, short term work for our travellers. I love to chat with them and find out what their story is. Don’t you?
|Michael, Debbie, our waitress.|
We were sitting there minding our own business when Sue and I spotted a girl out in the courtyard spruiking flowers, you know the ones, basket full with Roses, $10 a pop to impress the girl your with. Well as she approached our table she did a double take and promptly turned around and gave us a big bypass. (clearly nobody would be buying us oldies flowers, right ?) Well Sue and I just cracked up, we just about wet ourselves laughing, yes that is also a trait of baby boomers, nearly wetting ourselves while we laugh uncontrollably.
|A note left by Sue for the Flower Seller.|
|Some of our great friends.|
We left the flower girl a message on our table, the waitress above in the blue shirt, was killing herself laughing at us as she saw what happened as well. So she sat and had a chat.
|Some of the lights.|
|Some of the characters. Beats me what they were up to, but that is what Freo is all about.|
|Our last stop, Little Creatures Brewery, which overlooks the water.
Best Fish & Chips in Fremantle are a couple of doors down from here.
This place is usually very busy, we were lucky enough to get a table upstairs. There is a wall of fabulous photography, set out like a galley, gallery up stairs here. The photos are from a WA Journalist, who was touring Brazil at the time of taking the photos. Check it out next time you are there.
Here we stopped for a night cap, it had been a long night after 17 stops, five and a half hours later. We had a glass of red, unfortunately they didn’t bring the red we ordered, they automatically sent out the expensive one and we automatically sent it back!!!!!
On our way back through the park making our way to the taxi rank, we came across a group of beautifully dressed very dark Africans, a man and his three girls, I took a photo for them on their camera, they were so happy and enjoying our beautiful port. How can you not love Fremantle xxxx
|That bloody wheel I still haven’t been on it.|