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Thursday, January 1, 2015
Happy New Year
Happy New Year! We welcomed 2015 in with fireworks set off in a blizzard -- creating some fantastic lighting effects on the snow. Some watched from the windows, but most of the kids kitted out and came outdoors with us to enjoy the show. I think they particularly enjoyed the faulty firework that bounced off Brian's boot and took direct aim for David. It keeps the lads light on their feet!
By this morning we had been transformed into a world of white.
Blowing snow creates interesting effects on the parked cars. Very Canadian.
We liked the 'overhang' design on the truck window especially.
On a day like this, when the blizzard just won't quit, we can understand why some birds fly south!
But flying south isn't the only way to cope. Paul and Kath arrived ready for their first big ski of the year. Brian and David spent the morning getting our trails packed in and ready for use. Just in time, too, as our guests streamed out there to enjoy the sensation of skiing in a silent but for the sound of snowflakes falling (oh, wait, they don't make much noise) in a #northmuskoka woods.
Others grabbed the toboggans and sliders and made tracks to the toboggan hill. At one point, we looked like a very colourful exodus as the kids wrangled their sleds up the hill across from the Lodge.
Others took a different approach -- perhaps feeling that Indoors might be a better plan than Outdoors, they created their own houses. A big quinzee was under construction just beside this phenomenal Igloo that Mark was handcrafting with help from his friends! It is a feat of engineering -- scientifically (well loosely scientifically) measured to ensure that it decreases just the right amount with each revolution. He reported that it was very warm in there, even before they got the roof complete! The Quinzhee crew had to take a bit of break... but their creation will rival the Igloo for design, we have no doubt.
Down the hill (you can see the quinzhee on the right, the igloo on the left at the top of the slope) a massive snow fort was under construction, and snowballs were flying!
And how do you create such a beautiful fortress, you ask? Well, you press a garbage can into service. Sort of like making sand castles.
There were rumours that these creations should be listed on the Air B&B sites...
And when everyone is all played out from that time in the snow, what better way to finish the day than to take a note from Napster's playbook...
It was a beautiful, if snowy!, start to a whole New Year. We hope it brings comfort, joy, and a great deal of fun to all our friends!
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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 email@example.com
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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...