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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Which do you prefer, a bit of fun or clean safe water?
I don't understand why people don't 'get' that we cannot wreck the environment, just for 'fun'.
These photos are from the Baysville ATV Facebook page.
They were recently in front of Council at Lake of Bays requesting that ALL roads in the municipality be opened to ATV traffic.
Which is fine, I guess... If you want to run these things on the roads, if they are properly equipped with mufflers, then off you go.
The problem is that it gives the riders access to virtually unlimited land. Their argument has always been that they are riding responsibly, for the peaceful enjoyment of the area... that they bring $$$ in for meals, fuel, even accommodation.
But looking at these pictures, the lake ones taken in April, the mud bog ones taken in August, one has to question that they are in any way considering the impact of gas, oil, dirt, the transmission of invasive species into our once remote and pristine areas.
Even with the machines NOT legal on roads, they are on the roads (that was argument #1 -- we're already doing it illegally so you should make it legal) and as a result we see a lot of trespass issues. One 'happy ride' through a ski trail or hiking trail, and that is done -- the damage can't be reversed, and the bush would take a generation (20 years) to even come close to restoring itself.
I don't understand why the Province, why the Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries, is not more concerned, not more active, in limiting or eliminating this type of enviromental damage.
Ride on the gravel roads, ride on unused log roads, ride on established maintained 'dry' trails... sure
But really? Is this what the majority of us want to see happening out there?
(argument #2 at Council was: everybody else is doing it)
The President of the Baysville ATV Club looked me straight in the eye and said, 'no, we are restricted to crossing streams slowly, at 90 degrees, that's all." Well, he looks pretty dashing in his hipwatders and burgundy t-shirt out there in the bay...
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We do have vacancies throughout July and August, but not that many... so you should scoop up yours! In fact, there are only about nine vacancies left for this summer!! We've got your cottage waiting, but you should call now!
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Changing the Season
August is on the doorstep. We currently have no vacancies until September, and our guests are enjoying the lake, the calling loons, the quiet times and all the activities that go with a summer here at Bondi Village. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
This means that we are now accepting reservations for two night stays and weekend packages during September and October -- the fall colours are astonishing, and on our own 600 acre property, there are so many walking trails and lookout views that there's no need to battle traffic into the Park just to see the beauty! Algonquin is always amazing, but during high colour season, best seen mid-week. There are so many other wonderful places around where you can enjoy the autumn without the congestion of the road, and we are happy to direct you to them.
We have great deals during the fall season, for couples, up to small groups of 18 people.
And don't forget Winter -- we've got vacancies for Christmas! We'll provide the tree, and you bring the family.
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
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...