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.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Busy Day at the Beach

Down at the shore yesterday, Brian and I were contemplating how low the water is. Despite all the rain, the lake levels have been pulled down to as low as we have ever seen them.

Now, keep in mind that grandfather Joseph Tapley named this farm for Bondi Beach, in Australia, because when he came in 1905 there was a crescent of sand around the bay that reminded him of that famous sunny bay Down Under. Shortly after that, the dam was built at Baysville, and the Lake of Bays water levels rose 5'. That's a lot of water in a lake this size, and it pushed up over the shallow sand in our bay, leaving us with still a long stretch of beach, but narrower...

While we were there, a heron drifted past us, only a few feet away from where we stood, low and lazy on his outstretched wings. The mergansers fished past, heads ducked under the water, checking for minnows. And a whole gang of mallards came dabbling along the water's edge.

Not everybody has left for the season, evidently!

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