Exploiting a break in the rough weather, Jethro and I returned to South Fremantle Power Station today. We only made a brief foray into the tunnels as we had some guests with us. A lovely couple from Singapore we met outside the facility. They wanted to go in but didn't know how, so we led them around. Thier excitement was certainly infectious, but as they had inadequate gear with them we had to keep reigning them in some.
fun = good, safety = better
Stay tuned for a return to the tunnels
We made a few new discoveries this trip though. We found a way to get into a large cable run, which gave us some incredible views of the main floor. I also took some additional photos of the seawater cooling pools within the building, after all this time, they are still tidal. I am hoping one day we can get to the site at high tide, I would say that the cooling ponds outside and inside would be full to the brim and it should be spectacular.
Due to the favourable response last time, we have taken even more photos of that famous staircase.
Rest assured folks, we aren't just one-trick ponies, we will be presenting other sites
(As soon as we can kick the addiction to this one)
The Tide-filled Cooling Pools, if you look closely you can see the water marks
Being right on the coast, the winds that whip through this building are phenomenal
These spikes are some of the Anti-climbing measures installed within the site
One of the ladders that had been torn down
Note the large horizontal crack across the concrete ceiling
More detail on the gantry crane
Behind this heavily barricaded entry, is the wonderful staircase
We where under the second storey, in a little alcove we think was a cable service area
Cooling vents (We think)
Norfolk Pine outside
Ground floor level, service corridors. Subteranean access is in here
One of the access ladders that had been removed (There is still a ladder available)
First glance at the second storey (No idea how to get past the barricade at the moment though)
These skirting boards where made from Jarrah a rather pricey type of wood these days
Outdoor cooling pond
Cross Posted to abandonedplaces, urban_explorers, perthurbex