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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Lighting up our Lives
The Weather Network tells us that there is chance to see Northern Lights tonight, Feb. 28.
We'll take that. We'll take ANY chance to see the Lights. We don't always get to see them this far south of the Pole, and they are always worth getting up and getting out to see.
While the Northern Lights are still classed as "just a chance", there's something in the sky that is for certain sure, given that it is a spectacularly clear night -- and that is the spectacle of the waxing gibbous moon dancing along with Gemini and Jupiter.
Although that moon will be bright enough to scrub out a lot of the skies from the night sky, there are at least three that should be able to stand up to the moon's glare. Castor and Pollux, in the constellation Gemini can shine through the light. So can Procyon (the Little Dog Star) and Sirius (the Big Dog Star)
And just as in Dirty Dancing "Nobody puts Baby in the corner," there is nothing that can dim Jupiter from the night sky. Just east of the Moon, the 'king planet' is far brighter than any star (except the sun, which is tricky to see at night)
The moon will also not be able to wash out all our Northern stars -- so the Big Dipper (the Great Bear) and the Little Dipper and the North Star should all be visible. We're going out with our green star laser to make sure our guests know which star is which.
Maybe we'll get to see the northern lights... maybe we'll hear the wolves howl... maybe the barred owl will give us a passing hoot... Or maybe it will just be us, out there under a clear night sky on the last day of February, with stars overhead.
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 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...