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.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Autumn from Above

Brian snapped this shot today.  I never get tired of this view of our beautiful Bondi Bay, with Dwight
Bay and the mouth of the Oxtongue in the background.  And the colour -- while we are not at peak colour here yet, being about a week behind Algonquin Park for that, just look at the reds and oranges that are here already.

We are booking for Thanksgiving, and autumn weekends, and this year the colour is more than worth the drive.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Good Dog/Bad Dog -- Problem Solved

Taffy's friend Webster comes to visit at the stable while his "mom" Meredith is riding.  Trouble is, Webster can be a bad boy, and often refuses to come when called.   Rather than leave him shut in a stall, Taffy got called up for baby-sitting services, and the pair of them had a great time zooming about.  Taffy DOES come when called... which leaves Webster little choice in the matter.

First Respone in Action

 When you see the big Hercules search and rescue plane overhead, it always makes you sit up and pay attention.

This one was circling overhead yesterday.

Apparently, a float plane that belongs to one of our neighbours was flipped over by the strong winds and rainstorm while it was tied to the dock.  That act caused the Emergency Landing Transmitter to activate, and send a signal out for help.   It is incredible, really, how rapidly the response is!

A few years ago, Brian accidently activated his ELT while he was putting the plane away.  We got a plane overhead... then a phone call... then a visit to make sure plane and pilot really were all A-OK.  We're glad this was a false alarm -- nobody was injured or in distress -- and we're pretty impressed at how well the rescue centre operates!  It is reassuring to know that they can swiftly locate a downed plane and get help there.

Another Wedding

 The rain stopped in time for the ceremony -- Kristin Williams, who has grown up here at Bondi every summer of her life, married the love of her life, Jeff Mitten, in this lovely ceremony at next door Lumina Resort.

What a lovely bride, handsome groom, and beautiful setting for a wedding!

We wish you happiness, patience and tremendous joy as you embark on this adventure!  Can't wait to see you here again next summer!

Sunny even in the Mist

 Sunflowers have a very special meaning for one of our long time Bondi guests -- this weekend she was here to help celebrate her niece's wedding -- and these beautiful blooms were just calling out to her in the morning mist.

One of the most cheerful of the flowers, we are always happy to have them in our garden, complete with the flocks of birds who also enjoy them!

Just Wow

This is one of the first photos we've had back from Kelly Holinshead, the wedding photographer par extraordinaire (Shutterbug Gallery)  for David and Megan's wedding.

Although for most of the day we were under cloudy skies, even rainy intervals, apparently Kelly has connections - and the sun came out just in time.

Sam's Moon

One of our young guests, Samantha, sent us this lovely photo she took this summer of the last full moon of summer.

Love the mood in this! Thanks so much for sharing Sam!