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.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Handful of Island Swimmers

This morning we had five intrepid swimmers hop into the lake at the Island for our Marathon Swim. Shelley, Laura, John Dave and Ann made it look so easy.

That's a beautiful swim. It's 1.6 km. long, so we put a lot of support boats out there to keep them company.  We go early, trying to stay ahead of wind and waves -- although there was a good tailwind this morning helping push the swimmers home.

Mike found he was hard pressed to keep the main support boat steady -- the wind was pushing him forward past his swimmers!  Sarah did beautifully with the kayak -- they are so nimble to handle;  Kyle and Frances demonstrated why the canoe is so ideally suited to Muskoka lakes; and Kitty kept everyone in line from the rowboat.

 Not an easy task, since the siren call of breakfast at neighbouring Lumina Resort was causing a few swimmers to drift in that direction!

The first swimmers were home in just 35 minutes, refreshed and ready to take on the rest of this day -- a day which promises to be scorching hot, and which makes getting back in the lake look like a great idea any time at all!

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