It's been almost 40 years since I first visited Fremantle as a 16 year old 'first tripper',on a big old bulk carrier and it really hasn't changed all that much. With a few hours to kill ,I took a ride around town.This photo says it all. The blindingly intense sunlight,the shimmering heat,the Fremantle 'Doctor',the sand and the lovely old limestone buildings.
If I didn't live in Melbourne,this would be my favourite bikey city.Flat,a healthy pragmatism towards helmets and footpath sharing and of course, the perfect coffee.(and hey,the drivers are pretty polite too)