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Thursday, December 15, 2011
It is said that the difference between the Men and the Boys is the size of their Toys...
So when Brian forwarded these photos, we knew he was just a teeny bit envious...
Our cousin Michael is currently working in Belfast, supervising a dredging/scour protection contract preparing a berth for 2 new ferries on the Belfast to Cairnryan (Scotland) route.
Due to the location and nature of the seabed a large backhoe dredger was used – by large I mean a 25m3 capacity bucket.
Brian put this into context, pointing out that one scoop from the Nordic Giant is equal to one truck from the local gravel pit, fully loaded!
His excavator is just a little smaller than that...
Nevermind. It gets the jobs done, and we have no desire to muck about with the lake by dredging -- that's not a good thing for any environment. Belfast may have to undertake this operation, to keep the shipping lanes open -- after all, Islands need to be able to stay in touch through ferry lanes!
Without that pressing need, we'd rather have fish, and clams in the lake bottom dreaming of glory in the Clam Race, snails and little benthic 'thingy's' all happily contributing to a natural world.
We're happy with smaller toys. But still, the Bondi Maintenance Dept. being 'boys', after all, there is just that touch of wide-eyed "Wow" when they see the toys Michael is supervising!
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...