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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Squeegee gets the award this summer for the Most Patient Pony. He has had a lot of little people in his Fan Club, and has been very busy taking our young guests for rides. Little Vera (holding Dad's hand) didn't want to get on, at first. There were some stormy moments while she realized that Dad was right there with her and all was well. Once Squeegee started to walk with her, the storm clouds vanished, and it was all smiles and laughter. In fact, getting her to relinquish her place in the saddle to sister Amelia was the hard part, and even then she still wanted to be with the pony. What a great thing, to watch the little ones find new confidence in new experiences!
While we don't offer trail riding here (there are some excellent places, such as Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding, located very close by and we let them do what they do best), our horses do get quite an audience when they are working, especially when they are in lessons with Nancy (who is an Equine Canada Level 3 international coach, with several medals for students at the North American Young Riders competition to her credit)
Whether that audience is simply watching, or asking questions, or -- as here, keeping Taffy and the hens from interfering with the horse's concentration at the jumps -- they are very welcome.
Yesterday, after Rocky and Kate's lesson, the kids all trooped down to the far beach beyond the cookout beach with us to watch while Rocky learned about lakes, and getting his feet wet. They were abuzz with questions about Rocky, and the jumps, and the reasons he was wary of that much water...
Seems like everybody learned something in that lesson!
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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!
Summer is here. The lake and the loons are calling, the cottages are ready... and Environment Canada is predicting a hotter than usual summer -- so where better to spend some of that than at the Lake of Bays, in one of our lakeside cottages. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
We also have some vacancies for the summer still --
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...