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
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Blue Moon Rising
Winter moons, while playing havoc with stargazing, are superb. Their light reflects back off the snow with such brilliance that we all broke out in a chorus of Cat Steven's "Moonshadow" (well, not all of us... but those of us who were outside looking at the moon and the stars and lucky enough to hear the wolfpack howl up on the Lookout hill!)
"I'm being followed by a moon shadow... moon shadow, moon shadow."
It's one of the very best arguments for TURNING OFF THE OUTDOOR LIGHTS! You can see so well out there in the night. We cannot call it the dark, because moon on snow creates such a different luminesence, but it is certainly not 'dark'.
This moon is a very special moon. The glowing light in the night sky right now is a Blue Moon Rising. It pops up in mid-afternoon, so you can get a good look at it without having to come out after bedtime. It will be full on December 31st... right in sync with the New Year's celebrations.
What do we mean, it's a Blue Moon? Well, that is the name given to the second full moon within a month. The normal state of the union is that we only get one full moon every month. That's just the way the calendar and the lunar cycle mesh. But every now and then, rarely... seldom... once in a blue moon you might say... we get a second full moon. That second moon in the month is termed a Blue Moon.
And here she is. So, for all those of you who have been putting things off because you figured you'd only get to them once in a blue moon, now is your chance!
At the very least, you should pop outside and look at the moon. There will be partial lunar eclipse on New Year's eve as well, but very little of it will be visible from this part of the world.
Still... a lunar eclipse on top of a blue moon? Now THAT only happens once in a blue moon...
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...