Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Friday, August 29, 2014

How Lucky Am I?

Earlier this summer, Gill Young was here with the Palette Packers, a great group of artists who visited Bondi to paint plein air, taking inspiration from our many gardens.

Gill recently gifted me with this absolutely delightful study of our hollyhocks and delphiniums!

How very lucky I am to have this brightening my wall! 

Thank you very much Gill!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Jane and Jay spent two weeks with us this summer. Jay brought a separate vehicle just to carry his fishing gear.  Jane brought everything from special dog and cat treats for her " Bondi buddies" Taffy and Napster to a fantastic centrepiece for the dining room table.
And they left us this absolutely beautiful poem, hand crafted onto birch bark.  That's a keeper, for sure!
Thanks so much!  We can't wait to see you back here next summer!


'are there any sticky buns?'

Taffy was coming with me to the cottages to get information for our Resort Newsletter when she vanished from view.

This is where I found her, one cottage farther along, schmoozing with Evelyn on the deck.  Honestly, she loves to climb so much, I think she must be part mountain goat!

A Fishing Lesson from a young Master


Frederick, 8, has fishing down to a science.

This, he announced to his mom Karen, was his first "eating fish."  She assumes that means it was the first one he caught worth keeping.

He told her that to catch a big fish, they needed to go to the deep water.  If someone wtned to catch a bigger fish than his, they would have to go to even deeper waters.  So now we understand how fishing works.

He caught this three lb. small mouth bass trolling by canoe, about 2/3 of the way to the island.

Sunset Canoe

I'm giving this photo its very own post, because I love the lighting and the mood in it.

Gavin and Adrianna (with a little help from Jackie) set out into the sunset from Farside's dock.


 Gavin and Adrianna both go for the "Big
Air"  at the lake.

Summer Kids, the best

 We are always so pleased when guests send us photos from their holiday with us, and never more than with pictures like these of Adrianna and Gavin having the time of their lives!

teetering... or tottering?... at one of the playgrounds we
have around the resort

crafting the perfect marshmallow to make the
perfect s'more at the Cookout

learning how to 'spit' a popcorn kernel.
The trick is to try to blow out a distant candle (maybe)