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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
A Silence of Wings
Our barn swallows left today. That's about two weeks later than the rest of the swallows heading out on their fall migration.
Mom swallow did very well -- she got four babies flying from her first nesting in July, and three out of four flying from this very late second nest. That's impressive.
The barn is strangely silent, without their summer voices. The aisle is strangely empty without the parents circling endlessly through bringing food to the nest.
We wish them well... it's a long way to fly, for little wings, and they are late... so everybody cross your fingers, and say a tiny little prayer for these little birds heading out alone to South America.
Really really truly, we hope we'll see them back here again next summer. Just nesting a little bit sooner!
Winter has arrived, and Muskoka is breath-taking in its winter whites. And blues. Dark greens. Sunsets. We've been busy working on getting the ski trails ready. Arrowhead Park is shining up the unique Skating Trail. Hidden Valley is already open for downhill ski enthusiasts. And the fireplaces are all ready for that cosy cuddle after being out of doors!
If you are looking for an authentic Muskoka cottage experience, with the services and conveniences of a Resort included, we are your destination. Whether it's a family weekend, or you've got a group or social club looking for a special get-together, we've got the place. There is so much to do up here in North Muskoka in the winter -- it would be shame to miss out...
Give us a call. We've got your cottage waiting.
Availability and Reservations
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 August, but not that many...
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!
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. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Note cards, lovely bracelets, 8X10 and 11X14 prints are all affordably available, and make great conversation piece gifts. They also look great on the wall!
Now sold around the world, he has been raising funds for Charity Since he began his new career, he has been honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Read about his artistic journey, and follow him at his own Blog site,
Take a Peek at our Cross Country Ski Trails
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...
Slide Show -click to enlarge!
Stuff for Sale!
From time to time, we've got funky stuff that needs to be 're-homed.' Check HERE to see what Brian's got for Sale at Bondi!