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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Ragged. Falls, and Moose.
Dave and Brian went for a drive to check out our cousin's driveway in Dwight -- which fell victim to the torrential rain that fell today and produced some amazing erosion. There is a creek that runs beside the property, and the culvert was not able to handle the run off, diverting itself straight down the path of least resistance. It made Brian feel better about the minor washouts we experienced...
It also got them thinking about erosion, and the force of water, and that got them off on a side trip to one of the smallest of our Provincial Parks, Ragged Falls. It is a gem. Only 1 km. in off Hwy 60, this glacial plunge pool is a beautiful sight at any time of year. In Spring melt, with the water booming down the rocks and the ice still gripping the edges, it is impressive indeed. Dave, scoping out the amount of ice and snow left on the rocks along the riverside, declined the chance to scramble down for a closer photo today.
But the Falls weren't the only item that was photo worthy.
They had not arrived at the Park -- the green sign is just visible in the background -- when they met this moose. Unperturbed by the rain and wet weather, the moose was quite happy to be out by the road, enjoying some of the salty grass to be found adjacent to a winter-maintained road after a long long winter of nibbling on boring twigs and buds.
April and May are the best time of year to see moose in Algonquin Park. Or sooner, as you drive up Hwy 60.
In winter, they will be congregated back in the forest, in deep tree cover where the snow pack is lighter on the ground and there is browse to be eaten.
In summer they will also retreat back into the forest to seek relief from biting insects.
In fall, they are on the move, with the mating season.
But in spring, they are out at the edges of the highway taking advantage of some much needed brackish salty water and shrubs. It is worth the drive to go Moose Watching. Like this one, they will be in various stages of shedding out their heavy winter coats, so often look ragged. Like the falls.
Calves are arriving at this time of year as well, so there is a good chance that you will get to see the delightful gangly legged youngsters as well as their huge parents.
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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...