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Friday, August 1, 2014
Swim, Swam, Swum
There are as many ways to get into the lake as there are swimmers.
Brian opted for the leisurely 'strolling on in' approach.
While Nate and Uncle Greg went for the 'feet first' entry.
And Graham sought extra style points for the 'dive.' (with a little encouragement from Taffy)
These were the four who swam to the Point and Back -- a 1km. swim, with us on Thursday morning. Under the watchful eye of Sarah, in the 'command kayak'.
At the Island, there are a few less options since we all start together for that 1.6 km. swim home. Here the variety of entry is often more vocal than phsyical.
We get such great participation for this weekly swim from our guests -- and not just from those who come to swim.
We are very grateful for the folks who come out to provide escort services, be it in motor boat, kayak, or canoe.
Swimmers swim at different speeds, and it is important that there be an escort boat close by. Although we go early in the morning, there can be other boats out there, speeding about, and one of the important jobs of the escort boats is to notify other boaters that there are people in the water.
Of course, it is also great to paddle alongside your friends and family, snug and warm in your canoe, while they swim alongside.
Anytime people are swimming a distance, it's good to have plenty of watching eyes...
This week it was joyful to see three generations swimming together! Arlene, who has never yet missed an Island swim, Lisa and grandson Tim -- who was swimming with a very sporty black cast on his broken arm! The Family that Swims Together...
Back on the dock, there are smiles all around before heading back to the cottages for breakfast!
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!
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...