Bondi Resort Blog

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Patterns and Levels

Off for a walk in the early morning sun.  It was a bit of a fairy land, with mist was hanging over the hills behind the resort, as well as over the lake by the Island, but it soon retreated as the sun picked up strength.

We found an interesting pattern in the ice near some rocks at Lantern cottage.

And some more lovely patterns in the frosty leaves melted into the snow.

We did have to stop for a bit at the main dock and wonder, Where is the Water? This is a great shot of how much the lake level has been 'pulled down' through the water management of the MNR. Those of you who know Bondi know that come summer there is about five feet of water at the end of that dock... Which is about the amount of water that the dam at Baysville raised the lake levels when it was installed in the early 1900s.

To answer the question, Where is the Water? Well, in the snow, that still has to melt, particularly in Algonquin Park, which is headwaters for this lake's watershed. We're going to be getting a lot of meltwater coming down the Oxtongue River, as well as all the melt from the snow that is right here. All the same, it's really interesting to wander along the shore at this time of year -- something akin to beachcombing at low tide!

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