Bondi Resort Blog

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What a Sun Soaked Day!

 No wonder the local Groundhog saw his shadow... Feb. 2 was sunshine soaked and fabulous.  Very mild. Too mild, really -- we, like the moose, prefer our winter to be colder than this.  But it's hard to argue with a day when you could sit outside in a sheltered spot and do some sun-bathing in a Muskoka chair!

Out walking with Taffy, we found some of our guests on their way back to the Lodge for lunch.

There was a huge sundog, but I wasn't fast enough to  get a camera and capture it.  The light glinting off the ice was pretty impressive, though! I settled for that.

 There's one of the fish-huts. We've got about 8 inches of solid ice on our bay.  Beyond that, I'm not so sure. Always check ice conditions. Always.

Along the shore, we found raccoon tracks! I hope he's just out for a stroll enjoying the sunshine too!  We didn't see any groundhog tracks, so I'm not sure if we are supposed to take the word of the raccoon on the supposed remaining length of Winter...    Mr. Coon is out and about very early, although it is not uncommon for them to yawn their way out of their dens on mild days.
 I liked the way the sun and shadows were working here.

The pattern of snowmelt and ice on the dock at Lantern also caught my eye.

 I see the Beaver has very generously contributed to the woodpile at Lantern cottage...
 Rabbit tracks, squirrel tracks and deer tracks were abundant
 Some of our guests, here from the Old Salts Canoe Club, enjoying skiing and snowshoeing.

Conditions might not be perfect for skiing today, but the day was still outstanding and couldn't be bettered for snowshoeing!

1 comment:

  1. Your shots of the sun interacting with the ice on the bay are particularly appealing.