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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Docks Rise, Storm Clouds Lower, Fish (maybe) Bite
Well, looky there... the docks are back.
And we are able to tie a boat to the dock! This is all good news. Water levels are still quite high. You will notice that we don't have much sand beach showing yet.
On the other hand, as Taffy sniffs along the water's edge, her nose deep in the tracks of a raccoon, you can see the 'high tide' line where the water was. Mike and Dave are hard at work cleaning up the shoreline now. Finally. Everything had to wait until it was dry enough to work there!
On the lawn, the wood violets are coming into their own.
Storm clouds moving in set off the lovely daffodils in the garden by the lake. One almost hesitates to say that we could use some rain, following so close on the flood event, but it has been (as they say) "powerful dry" and there are fire restrictions in place as a result. It seems we swing from one extreme to the next nowadays.
The ducks seem quite pleased with the water levels. This handsome chap came bobbing past me by the main dock.
Vic spent the day out on the lake, desperately seeking trout. Or just seeking a chance to spend a day fishing. A bad day fishing still beats a good day at work for Vic. He had launched his boat at the public ramp at Norway Point, but worked his way up the lake to stop in for a visit.
Kindly, he took us for a ride along the shore. Taffy was of the opinion that she could do a better job of fish spotting than the fish finder he had on board. Not true, however, as it turned out. Just look, though, at how green Bondi now looks!
Spring greens are spectacular. I have been told that there are over 30 different shades of green on display in the spring woods. Looking at the far hills here, I can well believe it. Not to mention the range of colours evident in the stormy sky and the lake water as Vic sets out to continue his quest for trout.
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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...