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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Spring is in the Air
Not to mention geese... who made their return today.
Taffy has already read them the Riot Act about staying Off the Dock. It remains to be seen if they were paying attention.
They were certainly delighted to find a small patch of open water at the main dock.
And snowflakes, because what would March be without one really good blizzard? Today certainly brought us that! There were moments when you couldn't see to the Point, 500 metres away across the Bay.
In fact, this coming weekend looks set to provide some of the best conditions possible for Spring skiing and snowshoeing. Even the snowmobile trails up here are going to be good to go! Right now it is perfect (and I use the word as intended) for snowshoeing, with enough crust on the snow that the travelling is effortless and one can truly trek anywhere.
So don't hang up your gear just yet. And don't despair... Even with the snow, there was blue sky and sunshine. It is what we call a Passing Storm.
This isn't out of the ordinary. Spring truly is just around the corner. You can almost see it if you just get up on a good vantage point and look closely.
So there is no need to hibernate. Out the door with you -- enjoy this fabulous little extension of the time when all is white and clean, before the mud arrives. Every Month has its own beauty and its own character. March is no exception. A changeable month always in the weather department, this snow won't last much longer.
Best to just get out there and meet it head on...
We have vacancies over the Easter Weekend. Hidden Valley Ski Hill will be open to the end of the month. The toboggan hill is superb, and it's not so cold that you can't stay out long.
So Cheers to You March! Bring whatever... we're up for it!!!
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...