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.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mr. Bear's Annual Treasure Hunt

 Every year, Mary organizes a Treasure Hunt for the kids when she is here.  (Mary, we should add, has been described as 'the best mom ever', and we're not about to argue with that)

This happens in a week when we are over-run by a gang of wonderful kids, so when they take off across the lawn and lake, in pursuit of Mr. Bear's Clues, it's an active time!

Here are some pictures of some of these challenges,. all of them moving the kids from place to place, activity to activity, and finally ending up with the treasure pinata swinging from a tree!

Scenes from a Beach, Scenes from a Life

 Just a random collection of pics of our Bondi Gang last week on the Marathon Swim, and back on the dock -- this was August 11th (sorry i'm late posting, it's been a bit hectic here)

These kids swam to the Point and Back -- so now they celebrate!
 Grandpa Dan in the stern, keeping a less than stern eye on his grandkids as they do him proud swimming home.
 There was a pause at the Point, while the family of geese swam through, showing how it should be done???
 Ready, set... get wet!

 Still full of energy after swimming back from the Island!

Lots of boat action -- not just for swimmers, but for wakeboards, kneeboards, skis and tubes...

August 11th Swim... with the geese!

It could not have been a more perfect morning for a distance swim. Water was glassy calm, and the lake was 80 degrees... bliss.

We had five swimmers from the Island, and sixteen tackling the Point and Back. Lots of boats out too, which is always wonderful for support. Our youngest swimmer was 3 year old Matthew, who dog paddled alongside his mom (with pool noodle, life jacket and support boat) for the trip back from the Island. Fastest time? our speedy swim club star Jenna, who'll make the National team one day, we are quite sure!

We were joined briefly at the Point by a flock of geese... and then, on the way back, Taffy decided it was hot enough to hop in and cool down, too, so a very full morning for everyone!