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. www.bondi-village-resort.com
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Bird Watching and Photography
Gary, from the Algonquin Inn, saw the pictures on our blog of the Eastern Bluebird. Now Gary is the kind of photographer that puts Nancy quite to shame, with her point and snap camera and her less than patient nature (take her fishing... she drops in the line, counts to 10, and figures, well, that's it... the fish had their chance!)
Gary is more patient, more ready to wait for the shot. Plus, he possesses the Uber Camera. He is a Bird Papparazzi... So, seeing our bluebird on the Blog, he immediately hopped on over to our place to see if he could add this beautiful bird to his collection.
Naturally, the bluebirds chose to remain at the farthest end of the pasture, until he had to go back to work. He'll be back... He tells us that studies now show the fastest growing demographic is photography and birdwatching, so why not combine the two?
In the meantime, he did get a photo of the Cedar Waxwings in the apple tree by Nancy's house. We are delighted to share this with you. We're also going to share some more of Gary's photos that he has kindly sent us in future blog posts -- pictures like this one of the Snowy Owl, up close and down low. These are rare birds here, but we do see them from time to time. Years ago, in the dusk, one swooped past Nancy's head, wings outstretched. They are absolutely silent flyers, and are aptly named Ghost Owls. She hit the deck. The owl simply flew on. So it goes.
Now, I don't even know how long you have to try to get shots like these... I do know that he got the pictures in Algonquin Park, right here on our doorstep.
You can drop by the Algonquin Inn -- they have a wonderful restaurant -- and check out Gary's pictures. We'd highly recommend that, if you are taking a drive into the Park, make this a lunch or dinner stop. Be ready to have your jaw drop over some of the photos.
Don't overlook our specials for COUPLES! As well as families and groups, we offer great deals for couples looking to just get away.
You can check our availability on-line. We work hard to keep this current, but it may lag actual bookings. And it may not be 100% accurate...
We do have vacancies throughout July and August, but not that many... so you should scoop up yours! In fact, there are only about nine vacancies left for this summer!! We've got your cottage waiting, but you should call now!
We much prefer to keep the personal touch, and to discuss your booking the 'old-fashioned' way, directly, person to person! This helps us ensure that we've got your booking just the way you want it.
1 888 300 2132 or 705 635 2261 or email us. We've got your cottage ready!
Changing the Season
August is on the doorstep. We currently have no vacancies until September, and our guests are enjoying the lake, the calling loons, the quiet times and all the activities that go with a summer here at Bondi Village. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
This means that we are now accepting reservations for two night stays and weekend packages during September and October -- the fall colours are astonishing, and on our own 600 acre property, there are so many walking trails and lookout views that there's no need to battle traffic into the Park just to see the beauty! Algonquin is always amazing, but during high colour season, best seen mid-week. There are so many other wonderful places around where you can enjoy the autumn without the congestion of the road, and we are happy to direct you to them.
We have great deals during the fall season, for couples, up to small groups of 18 people.
And don't forget Winter -- we've got vacancies for Christmas! We'll provide the tree, and you bring the family.
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
We'd love to hear from you. The experiences our guests have are precious to us. If you have photos you took at Bondi, we'd love to have those as well. You can email them to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
Click here to enjoy seeing a variety of our trails.
And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
And Click Here for just one more...