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Monday, September 12, 2011
Training the Terrain -- the hills here matter!
Congratulations to the participants in the Muskoka Ironman 70.3 triathlon that ran this Sunday. Over 1000 athletes took part.
This photo, taken by Gord Duncan, was the front runner coming past our volunteer station at South Portage and Dwight Beach Road. The first riders are terribly focused -- not for them the cheery banter, they are through and gone almost before you see them. This is a great picture to demonstrate that!
Every year, we are told, groups come up here to train for the Ironman. We'd like to remind them that Bondi is a superb base for that. We've got the lake for the swim, we're right on the bike route round Lake of Bays, and when you're ready to run, we've got the hills you need all right here on Port Cunnington and Fox Point roads. So if you're thinking of coming up for a training session, you should keep us in mind. We're just sayin'....
With spacious comfortable cottages, our own organic garden, and all the room you need to train, we've got what you need, whether you're tackling your first half-Ironman, or picking off yet another trophy.
By the way -- see that high point of land just before you get into Dwight, the one that is the second highest point on that Elevation map? That's where we volunteer, at South Portage and Dwight Beach Road. It's known as Cain's Corners. There's the remains of an old historic Orange Lodge there, if you weren't biking too fast to notice. It really is about the longest climb, and (since we don't send you biking to the top of the Dorset Tower) it really is the highest point of land along the route. But it is just one hill of many... and this map really brings home why athletes need to train on the terrain. If it's hills you want, we've got 'em.
After all, if it was all played on a flat surface, we'd have to call it hockey...
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...