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. www.bondi-village-resort.com
April 22. The loons are back. Spring peepers in full song. Two of my most favourite sounds I took this video tonight, about 10.30 p.m. There is nothing to see, just loons and frogs to listen to. The best orchestra ever.
Spring brings so much new life to the forest. This is a tamarack -- the only evergreen to shed its needles in the autumn, after blazing into golden glory late in the fall. Come spring, the new buds open into soft green, with the flowers briefly glorious, while the old cones still cling to the branches. This wonderful photo, showing all three phases at once, was taken by Rob and Jean Hilscher, from Oxtongue Lake. Thanks for the share.
It is very faint, but you can hear the ice 'chiming' in the background, as it pushes into itself, breaks apart, piles onto itself, or the rocks, or the dock... Birds overhead. Mist... reflection. I am so lucky to be able to walk along this shoreline every day.
Yesterday the bald eagle spent some time with us, soaring in huge circles above the resort, a bit too high to get a good picture. He/she was joined by five turkey vultures, with wing feathers extended, gliding by. And on the Lookout, the turkeys are starting to call. Swallows are back, frogs are singing in the pond, juncos are swarming the feeders, deer are on the lawns. What a wonderful time of the year.
Every day here, Nature brings us great gifts. Yesterday, these mergansers appeared along the shore. The 'boys', in full mating plumage, are hard to photograph (they 'cheat the meter' on the camera with their dazzling white, and are very very shy of cameras) Fabulous birds to have back with us, and to watch all through the summer as the moms come by with their big broods to fish along our shorelines. Welcome back!! #springbirdmigrationontario#explorersedge#mergansers#bondivillage#algonquinpark#ontariotravel
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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...