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Friday, September 4, 2009
BBQ Barge Triumphant
There was a moment at this morning's Marathon Swim when we wondered if it was going to happen. Not because we didn't have swimmers, but because the fog was so thick we couldn't see the Point. Literally.
Then, looming out of the mist, the BBQ barge arrived. Complete with -- YES! -- BBQ...
The boys picked up a stowaway, during a small act of piracy, when Achmed came aboard... and then discovered that he was surrounded by water. He explored the extent of the ship thoroughly, but did not offer to help paddle. A cormorant flew past us in the lifting mist -- we'd prefer he just go away, since they were never native here in the first place and since they compete with the loons, who were. A great blue heron was surprised to find swimmers closing in on his fishing spot in the corner by the Point. And a single merganser patrolled the main dock just before we left. We had no seagull, but perhaps when they discover that there were waffles on the BBQ, they, too will appear... In their absence, the waffles were snapped up by the swimmers upon returning to the dock, having swum 1 km. in the clear, still lake, just in time for the sun to break through the mist. Achmed the Cat disembarked at great speed, but came back to hang out at the dock.
It was a Great Moment -- the BBQ barge fulfilled it's mission: sailed, bbq'd, generally hung out and looked cool. Way to go swimmers. And way to go, Dave and Mike with the barge!
Tom commented that it was like a swim up bar, except with waffles...
And then, as it should in a perfect world, as the sun burned off the mist, the BBQ barge paddled away into the green morning, triumphant.
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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!
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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 email@example.com
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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...