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.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Taking the Measure of the Ice

 Friday Dave went to check out the ice.   Those things he's holding? Those are connected spikes that can help get someone out of trouble if they fall through the ice. The spikes dangle like a scarf around your neck, and grabbed one in each hand can give purchase onto the slippery surface and help someone pull their way clear.  It is highly recommended that you never get into a situation where you might need to use them.

Where Dave is standing, on ice that is only about two days frozen, if he did fall through, it would only be knee deep. Still, plenty cold enough.

Safety first, on frozen lakes, always.  So Dave took along his trusty axe and checked the ice depth.  He went out about forty feet from the shore, chipping and chopping, until he came to ice that was less than two and a half inches.  Then he came back in, and used that narrow band by the shoreline to enjoy a little skate time.

and a little sunset time

icy teeth forming under the Main dock, where the mink was hanging out before he made his break for Beaver's dock

fancy footwork...

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