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
An almost perfect set up, with massive snowfall this winter and then torrents of rain pouring into that snowpack and the rivers, as they say, rose...
Like falling isn't what hurts, it's the landing that gets you, when lakes flood it isn't so much the water and the moving ice that is of concern.
This is Anchor... with the docks underwater and the ice on the march.
Looking down the shore, there's Clover's dock under those distant barrels.
The barrels, full of water, weigh about 700 lbs. and keep the waves from lifting up the planks.
No bonfires right now at Springside's cookout beach
There is no beach! But the water if finally coming down
We sill be able to sit on the bench without getting wet feet by summer.
That is Beaver's dock, tied to Springside. It did not fare so well,and was shoved off the cribs, which were also smashed. The ice apparently took a dislike to this one. We'll try to salvage what we can...
A lot of our neighbours around the lake were not so lucky as we were. When ice is this high, it floats into the support system and quite literally knocks the legs out from under the buildings. Nothing stops ice. Not iceaways,nothing. When it starts to move it movesl Vertically it has no strength, but horizontally it is honeycomb in structure and terribly strong.
There’s a dock under there somewhere! The lake is still rising and is now more than 6” over our main dock! We just keep reminding ourselves that summer is coming! We've got some photos from the April/May flooding that put Huntsville, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst in a state of emergency -- in the next post. We had flooded docks, one swept off the cribs , but everything else is high and not affected.
'tis the season... Algonquin Park. Come stay with us and trek into the Park to say hello. The deer are on our lawn, the moose on the Park roadside... you can have it all! Thank Meredith Boddington for the photo. #bondicottageresort #wildaboutus #muskoka
The Long family have been coming here for so long that in the 1960s when they needed a bigger cottage for their growing family Paul built them one. At Easter our Piper met their Lucien -- the same age. He is the great grandson of the first generation to stay here. So wonderful to see these roots grow through the years #familycottage#muskokatraditions#bestholidaymemories.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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...