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Friday, July 19, 2013
High winds. Emphasis on High. A tornado Watch in effect from Environment Canada. Rain. Lots and lots of rain.
It opened up the view -- we lost one of the big willows at the lake, very sadly.
The water trampoline dragged its anchor, and had to be rescued, but its fine and ready for bouncing again!
The only real casualties were the Canadian flag at the Lodge -- which was bent straight down by a falling limb from the maple tree. A tree, we add, that has never shed a branch in its lifetime. It shed one today...
With impeccable timing, it shed that branch in the windstorm not even a half hour after the BMD had brought the guest's red canoe out of storage, and carefully placed it where we always do, right by the door of the Lodge, next to the gazebo...
The rain was impressive, too. And it contributed to one rather soggy poodle.
On the plus side, there was no funnel cloud. We go away lightly, all in all.
Hydro went out, but with the help of generators we can keep the water supply on. All the cottages have bbq's, and there were restaurants open nearby working from back-up generators too. It made for a rather peaceful interlude. Amanda and Frank spent the time sitting on the cottage deck, sheltered from the wind, just watching the light show, and quite happy to be 'disconnected' from the grid for a few hours. They came to visit Napster at his art gallery during a break in the storm, too.
With every break in the weather Brian, Dave and Mike -- and Sarah! -- were out with the truck and chainsaw repairing and cleaning up.
We are very fortunate indeed to have these guys here, all able to run a chainsaw, drive a truck, climb a ladder... essentially all able to FIX STUFF. The ability to Fix Stuff is not to be taken lightly.
The hydro was out for several hours, but it's back on now. The trees have been cleaned up, lawns raked again. The moon is out as I write this. Storms pass...
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...