The Mclarney family

Kevin and Katie
Katelin and Colin

San Francisco - USA

16 June 2005

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I met the Mclarney's at the Cape Town airport and after becoming acquainted we travelled to Camps Bay and their place of stay viz. Camps Bay Terrace.

 

Kevin  Colin, Katie and Katelin at Maidens Cove with Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles in the background

 

After arriving at Camps Bay Terrace I left the Mclarneys who took a 3 hour break to catch up on some sleep and thereafter we started on a city tour

 

The Mclarneys as seen on on Signal Hill with Table Mountain in the background

 

We stopped in at the Mount Nelson Hotel for a short tour as well as high tea.

 

Katelin and Colin having fun in the Mount Nelson gardens

 

The whole family outside of the Mount Nelson Hotel with Table Mountain in the background

 

While in the city centre there was a minstrel carnival taking place and I took the above and below pictures of the Mclarneys enjoying themselves with the local Capetonians participating in the carnival

 

We arrive back at Camps Bay Terrace at sunset when I took the above picture of the family.

 


Day 2

Cape Winelands

 

We started our day with a trip up Table Mountain

Katelin and Colin do The Titanic on Table Mountain JJ

 

 

Mclarneys on top of the world. JJ

 

Doing the Table Mountain shuffle JJ

 

On leaving Table Mountain we did a short tour of the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town

 

The Mclarneys in Bo Kaap with Table Mountain and Lions Head in the background

 

We travelled on to the Winelands and stopped in at the Butterfly farm 

Photographing a butterfly having lunch

 

Iguana time!

 

 

Katline having fun with a goat at the Butterfly Farm

 

We had a great cheese lunch at Cotage Fromage

 

After lunch we moved on to Kayamandi in Stellenbosch

At the Isibane Sempulelo Kindergarten.

 

Being mobbed for the right to see pictures. JJ

 

Katie, Lily, Nosandile and Katelin outside Nosandiles shack home

 

With the Sarafina girls outside Nosandile's chack

 

Having fun with the kids of Zone J

 

Lost in the crowd. JJ

 

After our wonderful journey through Kayamandi we moved on to Moyo for dinner

 

Being face painted at Moyo

The final product!

 

Going through the handwashing ceremony before eating

 

The face-painted Mclarney family, all the way from San Francisco, at Moyo in Stellenbosch!

 


Day 3

Shark diving, Penguins and Kalk Bay

 

We started out at 06h00 and left Camps Bay for Simonstown where the Mclarneys went on a cruise with Rob Lawrence so as to see the sharks in False Bay.

On board the Blue Pointer before leaving Simonstown harbour.

 

 

Having fun in Jubilee Square in Simonstown after what the Mclarneys called a fantastic shark experience

 

The family at the penguin colony at Boulders Beach

We travelled to Kalk Bay Harbour where we had lunch at Kalkies restaurant

Father and son in Kalk Bay harbour

 

Katie and Katelin on the Kalk Bay harbour wharf

 

Colin having fun in one of the shops on the Treasure Mile in Kalk Bay

 

Colin and Katelin at the Aardvark shop in Kalk Bay

 

Having fun outside the Aardvark shop in Kalk Bay

It was at this point in our journey when we discovered that Kevin's camera and video were not in the car and we suspected that someone stole it from the vehicle while we were in the Kalk Bay harbour. This really placed a dampener on our journey however within a couple of hours we were back on the road and having fun once more. We still do not know exactly where the camera and video disappeared too (probably was stolen from our vehicle) however all was remedied when Kevin obtained the same camera from a  store in Cape Town 2 days later. We hope and trust that Kevin's insurance company will cover this loss. 

We returned back to Camps Bay so as to have an early night after a long day.


Day 4

Cape Peninsula

 

Bargaining for ostrich eggs on the Atlantic seaboard

 

A comfy looking Colin. JJ

 

A very comfy looking Mclarney family JJ

 

Enjoying hot donuts at the Hout Bay craft market

 

Selecting batiks at the Hout Bay craft market

 

 

Mother and son on Chapmans Peak

 

Katelin makes a leap of faith on Chapmans peak. JJ

 

 

Fooling around at "the Statues" in Scarborough

Great pic of the Mclarney kids!

 

Katelin doing the elephant ride

 

 

Copycat! JJJJ

 

 

The Mclarneys encircled by 4 giraffes

 

Climbing up the hill at Cape Point

 

The family with the Cape of Good Hope in the background

 

Katie does a good job of keeping the old lighthouse at Cape Point upright. JJ

 

Yup we were there!

 

Colin meets a friend at Cape Point

 

Katelin having baboon fun at Cape Point

 

Shopping for trinkets in the Cape Point store

Forget about Colon, look at the car driver! JJ

 

Katelin contemplates whether she should get any closer to the Chacma Baboon JJ

 

The Mclarneys in Baboon country.
A couple of seconds after this picture was take the baboon in the background barked loudly and the Mclarneys scattered. JJ

 

Been there done that!! JJ

 

Sunset on the Cape of Good Hope

 

Having a wonderful family dinner at Tangos in Meadowridge


 

Day 5

 

We stopped in the city centre where Kevin replace his cameras while the rest of the family walked around in the Greenmarket Square

 

Shopping on the Greenmarket Square

 

 

With Gregory Da Silva on Greenmarket Square
Please click on the above picture so as to view a video of Gregory and the Mclarneys
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Should we or should we not take it? JJ

 

Viewing 3D artwork in the Pan African market

 

We travelled back to Kayamandi where we once again visited Nosandile's creche

 

We stopped in at the Prochorus bead shop in Kayamandi and bought some beaded jewellery.

 

Having lunch at the Greengate Deli in Stellenbosch

 

After lunch we travelled to Rust en Vrede winefarm where Kevin bought some wine for the balance of the Mclarney families trip. Thereafter we returned back to Camps Bay. In the evening we ended the Mclarney's stay in Cape Town with a  fabulous meal at the Africa Cafe

 

It was a long hard day or so it seems. JJJJ

 

Having fun watching the singing and dancing staff of the Africa Cafe

 

This was the last picture that I took of the Mclarneys in Cpe Town. They all crammed into the backseat of my vehicle as we returned from the Africa Cafe and while they were having fun as a happy family I surprised them by taking the picture.

 

The above picture says it all about the Mclarneys. They were a happy go lucky family made up of 4 very upright citizens. I loved touring with them as they were always friendly, polite, humorous and wonderful company. Together we had a great time in Cape Town and here's hoping that our paths will cross again in the future.

 

THANKS A TON

KEVIN, KATIE, COLIN & KATELINE