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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Water levels are still very high. Higher than yesterday, in fact.
Here are some images of our 'beach' taken today.
For our Bondi Family, who will know the Bonfire beach at Springside from our weekly summer cookouts, we think that even the BMD would have some trouble getting the bonfire lit in these conditions.
The picnic table, if the water comes up much more, will start to float!
Two days ago I could walk out to the table, and Taffy could jump up on it dry paws and all...
The thing about the ice is that it is incredibly powerful. And there is still quite a lot of it on the lake.
It hasn't broken loose yet, so the wind isn't shifting it, which is a problem in an of itself.
But it is pushing on the docks... You can see the 'wobble' in the dock at Lantern...
You can also see the ice shoving along the right side of the dock in this photo. Thanks, ice...
Just before the cold snap there was a lot of shelly loose ice right along the shore. You can see how the wind, and the cold weather, has pushed that up on the shore into a nifty little tent.
Although it was cold, it was a beauty day out there.
Here you can see Clover's dock, and the Main Dock in the background, anchored down by barrels filled with water.
Taffy was disappointed that she couldn't walk out to the end of the main dock to check on 'things.'
'Things' were more underwater than they were on Sunday when her friend Sasha came to visit.
You can just make out the dock, under the water!
It's pretty high alongside Anchor cottage.
The next few photos were taken on Sunday, for comparison, when Taffy had a friend, Sasha, here to play.
There was more ice along the edge of the dock. There was less water over the deck at Anchor...
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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...