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.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Dropping By to Say Hello

Cleaning a cottage on Sunday, I was surprised when fellow Muskoka blogger Jenn Jilks popped her head round the door to say "Hi!" Her cottage is near Bala -- and she's got some scary photos on her site of the big storm that ripped through last Thursday. We were blessed enough not to be hit by that one, except for two inches of rain falling in half an hour, but our hydro stayed on and our trees stayed standing!

What a fun change from visiting virtually! Although I must say Jenn put up a lovely post on her Blog about Bondi Village and our property tour!

We had a great (but too short) visit, while her hubbie perused the map -- it is his contention that allowing Jenn to navigate takes them a little farther from the beaten track that he intended. On the other hand, that is how you find great things, out there on the roads less traveled or as the accidental tourist! Since I have the dubious distinction of being 'lost' in places where there really is only one road, I cannot honestly comment on map-reading skills...

Jenn tried hard to get some photos of our late-nesting swallows, but they were less than co-operative. So yesterday, I spent some time near the nest with camera in hand, and got these shots of Mom and her hungry brood.

The rest of our swallows have already flown away, leaving these to catch up somewhere along the way. The 'kids' look almost ready to hop out of the nest...

Come again, Jenn and Brian! It was great to have a visit!


  1. Thank you so much, Nancy! We had fun. Brian loves horses and was glad to talk to yours. He grew up with work horses and he is fearless. He used to crawl around and under their legs when he was a youngster. He misses them, if not the farm without hydro and running water!

    We shall be back to visit, but will plan ahead!!!
    Big hugs. What a great spot!

  2. Great pics! Growing up, my family had a cottage on a lake near Bala. such a small world with the internet. ;)BTW, I popped over from jenn's.