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, October 6, 2016

This is why People Come for the Autumn Colours

the colour is here... nothing more beautiful, and nowhere else where you can see it quite like this. come north. #northmuskoka #algonquin#bondivillageresort

Threatening Skies, Sunlight and Autumn

threatening thunder skies and shafts of sunlight -- the best conditions ever for admiring the beautiful autumn colours.

Water Not Over the Dam = Smaller Beach

we had guests this week from Sydney, Australia. Now, yes, in case you wondered, my grandfather did name the farm for the beach in Sydney, back in 1905 when he and grandmother settled here. That was before the dam at Baysville lifted the lake 5 feet and flooded out much of the beach. Never mind, that is water not over the dam... we now have a lovely shallow sandy shoreline that is ideal for swimming. Tom sent us these comparison photos -- one taken in March at the iconic Sydney Beach, (which he says, is no fun for swimming -- too many dangerous critters, too much undertow, too much pollution from the city...too many people) and one taken from his cottage here. (which is ideal for swimming, we hasten to add.) Interesting... on the whole, we prefer to be here.

Wild About Us

Wild about Us! Here are some of our visitors today. Although it rained for a time in the afternoon, the morning was clear, and the evening was lovely and full of stars. Raccoon tracks told the tale of night time visitors. The wild turkey was right at the gate, looking rather damp. The ducks walked up to the office for a snack, and loved having puddles along the way. Tiny little turtle (yes, they are still hatching at this time of year!) was found on the driveway when I went up to the stable for late-check -- a long way from the lake, so I gave her a lift to the beach. I hope she lives a long long snapping turtle life full of good things.

Misty Morning

misty morning at the lake.As the temperatures finally start to dip, the lake takes on a different kind of wonder.

Beautiful Things

these are just weeds and wildflowers... or should they be more correctly termed beautiful autumn plants? Growing in a parking lot in Huntsville... You need to keep your eyes open, or the beautiful things will be missed. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

It has been an Honour

'Dan, with his family, enjoying a picnic dinner at the beach on their last day at @[114386521942376:274:Bondi Village Resort] this summer -- all the kids were in the lake!  So much happiness here!'It is with deep sadness we say 'good-bye' to one of our long long time Bondi Family members. Daniel (Dan) O'Neill passed away unexpectedly on August 20th at the Kingston General Hospital. Surrounded by his family, Dan succumbed to a brief and sudden illness.
We were shocked by the news. Dan was a true gentleman. He shared his life with his wife Shirley for 52 years; was the loving Dad to Kathy (Mitch Martin); Wendy (Greg Richardson), Jay (Kathy). He was the Grandpa to oneof favourite "flocks" of Bondi Kids -- Jenna, Sam, Tim, Ella, Andrew, Andrew, Jamie, Jack, Sophie and Tess. Collectively this family has been gracing us with their presence for many years -- for longer than most of the grandkids have been around in fact, and it has been an absolute pleasure to watch this family grow, and to share in Dan's delight in all of them.
We are going to miss him, his great good humour and warm genuine presence, and the sheer love and joy he always demonstrated about his family. We look forward to watching this family continue to grow, and to welcoming them home to Bondi every year.... but we'll miss you, Dan. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. It has truly been an honour to call you our friend.
Donations in his memory can be made online to the Kingston General Hospital, Cancer Care South East.