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Friday, August 9, 2013
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
Zander is a local journalist, who is writing a piece about Frisbee Golf in Muskoka. Which of course lead him to us. We have had a course since 2008, and over the years it has expanded to 12 targets, plus a four target 'putting green' on the front lawn.
It's a great game. Equipped with 3 standard frisbees -- one for long distance, one for mid-distance and a 'putter' -- the athlete strides out to the tee. And counts the number of throws it takes to land the putter into the target basket.
We grabbed Mike, one of our wonderful guests, to be our Model. Nancy had serious camera envy, and is looking forward to seeing what shots Zander captured.
Once Mike had his eye in at the lawn targets, it was across the road with us. Brian came along to join the play. And we soon had Zander with his camera slung over his shoulder so he too could 'have a go.'
There is a Pro Tour. And a Semi-Pro tour. We are trying to lure Mike to the dark side, to give up on this graduate school education stuff in order to become a pro frisbee golfer.
We've had some pro players out on our course, who told us it was a great little venue, and they had a blast. It is not about the bells and whistles, not about manicuring the fairways and planting rhododendrons everywhere and snipping down the greens with a pair of scissors to get the perfect surface. Frisbee golf is very environmentally friendly. It goes through the woods, around bushes, along our toboggan hill, and across the back fields. You play it where it lays... Which lead Zander off into the underbrush on a few occasions -- but he had never tried it before, so honestly, he showed great talent and form.
We have had guests come across fawns in the grass, wild turkeys in the field, even a pair of wolves scurrying off the fairway while playing. Deer are a common addition to the game up there. And berries -- one of our guests was so distracted by picking blueberries adjacent to the target that she forgot to throw the frisbee...
Walking along one trail to reach the next tee, Brian and Zander shared some tips on how to play.
While Golf has been described as "A Good Walk, Ruined," one would have to think that Frisbee Golf is more of a "Good Walk, with Laughter."
And that's a good thing...
We look forward to our fifteen minutes of fame in Zander's magazine...
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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...