You know it’s officially summer again when you see the pontoon at South Beach in Fremantle. While it may seem to appear overnight a hefty amount of work goes into getting the pontoon ready.
Every year City of Fremantle staff exhume the pontoon from its depot, heave it onto a truck, and drive it down to the Fishing Boat Harbour. From there a crane lifts it into the water and a boat tows it around to South Beach. It’s been anchored to the ocean floor by a scuba diver, and will stay there until the end of April for months of salty fun.