Cape Point

Pre-1919 cars in St James and Kalk Bay

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 a steering wheel!                            ...

Argus Cycle Race 2010

No wind on Boyes Drive St James On the 14th March Boyes Drive was closed for 5 hours for the Argus Cycle Race.  I invited my friends on our private road off Boyes Drive to a bring and share breakfast.  On the skottel we cooked, sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms. It was again a very windy day and many cyclists did not finish the 109 km. In St James and Kalk Bay there was very little...

Cape Point Cycle ride on Sunday

After a week of stormy weather, Midwinter 22 June was a sunny morning. We loaded the bikes and drove to Simons Town to meet a friend for breakfast at the False Bay Yacht Club. After a delicious breakfast, the sun was still shining and there was no wind so we drove for 20 minutes, along the coast to the Cape Point info centre. We unloaded the bikes and cycled down to the sea in False Bay. We...

Missed Cape Point and first swim day

Yesterday I prepared my road bike for a cycle to Cape Point today. Too bad that, this morning in the dark, I decided that the list of my unattended email was just too long to ignore. So my friends enjoyed a fantastic sunny, wind-free ride. When the emails were nearly finished I walked down the hill to the Kalk Bay village for a coffee. I walked back along the rocks and beach below the railway line. I...

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