The first Anglican parish in Southern Africa was established in Simon’s Town in 1814. That building was destroyed by floods in 1824, and the current St. Francis Church was built in 1837. Last Saturday Richard Cock conducted Songs of Praise concert in the church which was full. My friend bought the last ticket for me […]
Sir Abe Bailey‘s thatch guest cottage, below the railway, has been renovated. It was designed by Herbert Baker and built in 1909 only 4 years after Sir Abe Bailey’s home, Rust en Vrede was completed. It was thrilling to be on the site to see the waves crashing in front of the cottage. It must […]
My friend’s dog died so she found a new pet to share her home in Kalk Bay. The pig walks on a lead around Kalk Bay village with my friend.
Did not get a photo of the whale but see rescue at http://www.nsri.org.za/2014/03/sa-whale-disentanglement-network-false-bay/ At dawn the next day there was a fishingboat in the same vicinity fetching the net. The whales are not seen until June so this was an early visitor.
It was such a beautiful summer’s day to drive to Simonstown on the False Bay coast. We enjoyed breakfast at http://www.thestudiokalkbay.co.za/The_Studio/BISTRO.html in Kalk Bay. The 19 cars were pre 1939. The oldest Benz 1901.
Pedal Power Association invited cyclists to meet at 6.45 am this morning at the spot where a commuter cyclist was killed last week. A White ghost cycle was placed on a polel on the pavement. About 40 cyclists gathered round some with boards that said CYCLISTS STAY ALIVE AT 1.5 meter. Sports minister made a […]
Kalk Bay and St James residents cheer the cyclists on Boyes Drive while enjoying breakfast parties on the roadside. 41000 + cyclists registered for the race last October. 31000+ started the race. 29000 + finished. It was a wonderful day in Cape Town. Too much sun and little wind. […]
On Sunday morning, many residents of St James and Kalk Bay stood on Main road to cheer these pre-1919 cars which were travelling to Cape Point. Some were built before the steering wheel was invented. These old cars are difficult to drive. Most drivers will not attempt to drive a car with a stick instead of […]
PURCHASE YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT THE KALK BAY COLLABORATION 18 Rosmead road, Kalk Bay. Park in Main road opposite the stone church. Walk up Rosmead road from Main road past C’est la View cafe. Open Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 16.30 Chris 083 788 1398
Silvermine dam and Tokai forest is 20 minutes drive from Kalk Bay and St James. We drove up the mountain and parked a car. Then we found the top contour jeep track and cycled slowly down the mountain. At the beginning we had wonderful views over the Constantia wine farms to False Bay. […]