Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The S.S. Bigwin Comes to Call

We had a visit on Monday from the S.S. Bigwin.  It's been literally decades since any of the old time lake steamers graced Bondi Bay, so this was a pretty special occasion.

Norm and his son Chris
and what WAS the occasion, you ask?  Norm Williams' 80th Birthday celebration, with the entire extended family in attendance from as far away as England, Oman, Seatlle and Michigan.  What a wonderful way to build family memories!  The Williams have been vacationing at Bondi for over 60 years, and we could not be happier to have them here with us again.

The S.S. Bigwin was chartered for a private cruise through Haystack Bay, which was followed by a catered dinner from The Butcher's Daughter under a tent at the cottage. 

You don't have to go quite this far to enjoy an outing on the Bigwin -- Bondi has discount vouchers you can use at Dorset for any of her regularly scheduled cruises.

Just enjoy some of our pictures from the day.
Rob and Sherry -- fresh from the Ascot Opening Day (seriously)

Norm's son Andrew made sure there was a corkscrew on board!

Kristin, Sherry and Rob, the 'royal wave'

Taffy reporting to Dave and Megan that the boat is ready for departure

up to 32 people can cruise on the S.S. Bigwin, which sails almost
daily from her dock at Dorset

Brian was out on the water with his camera, looking for different angles

leaving Bondi Bay.    'write if you get work, guys!!!'
and coming home past Lumina Point
what a beautiful day to be on the water on this silent (electric) ship

Welcome home!
the Bigwin is as long as our entire dock, and had to be moved by hand into
position.  Brian and Taffy supervised David veeerrry closely for this

she's a heavy boat. David was up to the task!