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, June 23, 2016

Summer Ready, and then some

before the storm... which didn't amount to anything, but looked cool

water toys just waiting for you to come jump splash and climb

volleyball net all ready in front of the LODGE

frisbee targets are up and waiting

weather has been hot, hot, hot, and the forecast is more of the same

so, where is everybody????

Royal Canadiana wins Again

There is a long story behind this boat.

The Royal Canadiana was one of the best hydroplanes in her class, back in the day when these boats roared around the water!  One of the best pilots was Art Asbury, who lived right here in Dwight.

This boat has been completely reconstructed after the original was lost in a fire while in storage -- some of the original metalwork survived.  The mechanic was Harvey Payne, and his son Don has done the work on this boat.

If you are in the vicinity, you should go take a look at her.  She's quite the sight to see!

If you're listening to the radio, you may even catch the song, by Brian Good of the Good Brothers -- called Harvey's Boy, about this very boat.

Bird Walk

bluebird on garden fence
 Walking around the edge of the garden this afternoon, I found a lot of company.

In addition to the huge flock of swallows, both tree and barn, that are working on reducing the mosquito population and are just filling up the air, I found lots of sparrows, the pair of brown thrashers, and these beauties...
world's largest grub being brought home for dinner by the bluebird

American goldfinch. They love the dandelions in the lawn.

swallowtail butterfly -- not a bird, but almost as big as the wren... and
just so lovely

the little wren, bringing dinner home for the nestlings.

the ducks... who walk up from the lake every day to join the hens at the office,
eating cracked corn.

Shhh... top Secret, orchid blooming...

 The Pink Lady Slipper orchid is one of Ontario's loveliest wildflowers.  These were picked almost to extinction -- once picked, not only does the bloom droop away, but the entire plant dies, so it is critical to leave them ALONE.

We were delighted to find this one growing (but we won't tell you just where, so it can bloom in peace.)

Dorset Heritage Day

Sat. July 2nd 2016
On the Lawn… B B Q Yummies!
35th Battalion, Muskoka’s Military Past
Woodland Heirlooms
Pioneer Power Drag Saw, Flour Grinder
Royal Canadiana 60’s Racing Boat
Antique Cars
Antique Radios
Uncle Norms Tractors
Bigwin Island Resort Memorabilia
Summer Sampling Team from Moose FM
Fluffy Feet Face Painting!
Unique Market Place
Your one stop shop for special gifts!
Big Ass Garlic, 7th Monkey Designs,
Patti Parker Cards & Photos,
The Muskokan Beaver, Maple Syrup
Market Place Raffle!
New! Fun Game Station For Kids!

Moose in the Swim

In Algonquin Park, Momma Moose and the kids head for the island...

If they were staying with us, the canoe would have been included in the rental...

And every Thursday, on our Marathon Swim, they could have enjoyed some company on their swim...

Isn't this the most wonderful photograph? Thanks to Ryan Adams for sharing this great image.

One of the great things about living where we do, here at Bondi Village Resort, is that we get to see wildlife on a daily basis.  And just ten minutes from the Park, we get to see all their wildlings too!

Got my Eye on You!

 Here's looking at you!

Robin Tapley got this great close-up in Algoqnuin Park -- but you could probably match it along our shoreline, as the beaver swims past.